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The Pheonix Suns have traded Deandre Ayton to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Ayton gets a fresh start with a rebuilding Portland team. He had been reportedly unhappy in Pheonix given his lack of touches. He should have the ball in his hands a little more in Portland.
The Suns have reportedly had teams call about the availability of Deandre Ayton.
The Suns could choose to let go of Ayton for two or three role players on cheaper contracts if they can make that deal done. They already have so much money tied up to Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and now Bradley Beal. It could make sense if Ayton wanted to have a bigger role elsewhere.
Deandre Ayton has been ruled out for Game 6 vs the Nuggets due to a rib contusion.
Ayton was questionable on the initial injury report, but has now been downgraded and will sit out Game 6. Jock Landale and Bismack Biyombo could be in for an extended role.
Deandre Ayton (rest) has been ruled out and will not play for the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday.
Ayton will join fellow starters Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant on the sidelines with the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference already secured. Jock Landale will see plenty of minutes against the Clippers Sunday.
Deandre Ayton (rest) has been ruled out on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Suns are locked into the four seed for the playoffs so there is no need for them to risk injury to their star center. It's likely they rest Ayton and the rest of their big four until the playoffs. Until then expect Bismack Biyombo to start in Ayton's place.