Add Kendrick Perkins to the list of people that were not happy with Deandre Ayton’s performance last night against the Dallas Mavericks.
After Mavs star player Luka Doncic went down with a left ankle injury, everybody figured the Suns were going to run away with the win. Unfortunately, situational awareness errors arise in last night’s loss to the Mavericks and Ayton has been taking the majority of the heat from pundits everywhere.
Perkins went on Twitter to voice his frustrations about how he felt about Ayton and the way he played in last night’s loss.
Ayton 19 points and 20 rebounds was fools gold tonight!!! He got his ass whipped in every way. He was horrible in the pick n roll, finishing around the basket and played with Zero passion. Btw big time performance by Dinwiddie tonight to get the Mavs a W!!! Carry on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 27, 2023
That’s not to mention that the TNT crew discussed Ayton’s play as well on TV and they as well had a lot to say about the way Ayton played last night.
“He’s got the money of a scorer, but I don’t think he is a scorer.”@TheJetonTNT wants to see Ayton step up for the Suns pic.twitter.com/WLlVHIIf44
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 27, 2023
NBA TNT Crew Criticize Deandre Ayton After Poor Performance Last Night
I believe Ayton will bounce back in San Antonio. But it’s been a long 24 hours for the starting center.
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