DeAndre Ayton totaled 23 points (7-16 FG, 9-11 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the Suns’ 118-96 loss to the Warriors on Friday.
Ayton scored 23.0 points in the Suns' loss to the Warriors, leading the team in the category for the night. He got to the line frequently, which helped his overall scoring performance; however, the fact that he led the team in scoring shouldn't be of great surprise. Ayton is a strong scorer, and when he can pair his scoring and ability to “stuff” the stat-sheet together, he is able to demonstrate his tremendous potential. With Devin Booker on the sidelines, the opportunity to invest in his potential could pay off hugely. Outside of Chris Paul, someone will have to advance the Suns' offensive script. He has the talent to be the most critical driver of the Suns' success during this period in time. His price point does not reflect this upside, which could further increase his attractiveness for your roster. Being in the Ayton business could be the best business right now.