|Rights: Be A pho GM||HT: 6-11|
|Jersey: 22||WT: 250|
|DOB: 7/23/1998||Age: 24|
|Sal: $.00M||Inj: No Injury|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =0.00 PPG=0.00 RPG=0.00 BLKPG=0.00|
|Contract Status: FA - Free Agent|
|Deandre Ayton: Gets offer sheet matched by Suns|
The Suns matched Ayton’s maximum offer sheet given by the Pacers on Thursday and will therefore stay in Phoenix, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The Scoop: After Ayton received the largest offer sheet in NBA history from the Pacers, the Suns agreed to match the offer sheet, meaning that the center will stay in Phoenix on a four-year, $133 million deal. The former No. 1 pick from the 2018 NBA Draft will likely retain a role similar to the one that he had last season where he averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29.5 minutes of action. Expect Ayton to stay with the Suns for the foreseeable future as the big man has full veto power on any trades this season.
Jul 14 5:31 ET