Final week, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the “Phoenix Suns reluctance to supply a most rookie contract extension” to Deandre Ayton “had stalled discussions on a deal.”
Following these studies, Ayton lately commented on the matter and didn’t conceal his frustrations relating to not being supplied the max degree deal that different gamers in his draft class have obtained, equivalent to Luka Doncic and Trae Younger.
Deandre Ayton addresses contract talks, saying he’s “dissatisfied” a deal hasn’t gotten completed and he desires to be revered like his friends as ESPN reported final week contract talks had been stalled over getting rookie max extension. #Suns pic.twitter.com/XVtj06fojN
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) October 12, 2021
“I really like Phoenix however I’m actually dissatisfied that we haven’t actually gotten a deal completed but,” he stated. “We had been two wins from a championship and I simply actually need to be revered, to be trustworthy. Be revered like my friends are being revered by their groups.”
Ayton then stated he’ll “allow them to deal with it in essentially the most skilled approach attainable and simply management what I can management” when requested if he’s assured a deal will get completed.
Ayton averaged 14.4 factors and 10.5 rebounds a recreation final season and solidified himself as a key element within the Suns’ playoff run—he averaged 15.8 factors, 11.8 rebounds within the playoffs, posting 14 double-doubles. The crew has allotted two spots for a rookie max contracts out there per NBA guidelines. With two-time All-Star Devin Booker filling a type of spots, Ayton is eligible for the opposite.
The Phoenix Suns have till October 18th to supply the five-year, $172.5 million contract extension Ayton is in search of. If nothing occurs, he might turn into a restricted free agent subsequent offseason.