Ayton: Max Player, Hoop Odyssey

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Deandre Ayton claims he has nothing left to prove in the NBA and asserts he is a max player.

Ayton's Confidence

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The Phoenix Suns matched a $133 million deal for Ayton in July 2022 but later traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers in September.

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Suns' Trade

Despite inconsistent moments, Ayton had a significant impact in Phoenix, starting in 296 of 303 total regular-season games and averaging 16.7 points and 10.4 rebounds over five seasons.

Phoenix Tenure

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Fans called for Ayton's trade, especially after a challenging end to the 2022-23 season, where he was benched in the playoffs.

Fan Backlash

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Ayton's performance with the Portland Trail Blazers has been underwhelming, averaging a career-low 12.8 points in 26 games.

Blazers Struggle

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Ayton remains confident in his abilities, stating he is a max player and not worried about his performance with the Blazers.

Unwavering Belief

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