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Deandre Ayton Responds to Viral Video of Him Not Grabbing a Rebound in Game 1

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On Wednesday, the Suns are trailing the Nuggets 2-0 in a best-of-seven series in the western conference semifinals.

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In this series so far the Suns have not shot the ball well, have had a hard time getting to the foul line as they only shot 5 free throws in Game 2, and is getting manhandled physically in the paint by Nikola Jokic.

Going back to game 1 of the series there was a viral video that went around social media of Suns Center Deandre Ayton looking at the ball while other people were trying to rebound the basketball for him which made a lot of Suns fans unhappy with the effort.

During practice today Ayton was asked by Arizona Sports Kellan Olsen about the viral video and Ayton didn’t like the narrative that’s being pointed against him.

Fans have criticized Ayton in the past for lack of effort on the glass. Now with the Suns down 0-2, there’s little room for error for a player that a lot of people believe has the potential to be a top 5 Center in the league.

WATCH: Suns Insider Franklin Miller Recaps Suns Practice Ahead of Game 3

Game 3 is set for tomorrow between the Suns and the Nuggets, let’s see if they can get off on the right foot going into a must-win game at the Footprint Center.

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