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Deandre Ayton, The Epitome of Inconsistent

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Deandre Ayton for the Phoenix Suns has every tool a player in the NBA needs to be successful. God given height, footwork is impeccable, nice soft touch around the rim, the only problem is he is INCONSISTENT. He has everything except the mindset to dominate at this level of basketball.

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The Mind Controls Everything

The stats do not truly show the inconsistencies as well as the eye test does. The last 2 weeks he has also been amazing. However with this amazing stretch is the reason I thought about this article.

Why can’t Deandre Ayton score 20+ and grab 15+ boards a night, all while dominating the paint on both ends. Does he not want to be the greatest? Is he happy being barely above average? The entire city of Phoenix just wants him to let the dog out on a nightly basis.

The one thing that is consistent is that this has been his only problem since college, bringing his ‘A’ game with him every night out.

Letting the Game come to Him

We have all heard the saying, let the game come to you. That is a great saying for role players and ultra aggressive players to get them in a calmer rhythm. As well as not forcing things on the court and making the game harder for your teammates.

Deandre Ayton however needs to demand the ball, and respect from his opponent early and enforce his will on the defense.

Him bringing that ultimate warrior to each game will allow this Suns team to be maybe the best in the league. A lot really is on his shoulders, he needs to learn how to step into that role of Alpha Dog.

Number 1 draft pick along with a max contract. Add that to the potential we see every 4 games, we should be calling him the second coming of Shaq. Instead we wonder why he shy’s away from pressure, contact, and the rim.

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Rowan Donaghey is a NCAAB insider, MLB insider, NHL insider, Betting insider and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @RowanDonaghey

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