Suns match Pacers record offer for Deandre Ayton!

This was not really a surprise given that the Pacers were the only team with Spurs to be able to make a substantial offer to Deandre Ayton. This was delayed but, two weeks after the opening of the free agencyit finally fell: 133 million dollars over four years!

This is incidentally a record for a ” offer sheet “, ahead of the $ 107 million over four years offered by the Nets to Otto Porter Jr. (Wizards), in 2017.

Quite logically, the pivot of Phoenix accepted this XXL proposal from the leaders of Indianapolis, which means that the Suns had a choice: whether or not to match the offer. A little dilemma, because they had to determine if they kept Deandre Ayton despite this max contract, which would penalize them heavily financially, or if they set up a “sign-and-trade” so as not to lose him without the slightest consideration. .

Finally, the Arizona franchise decided not to break everything it had built for a few years, aligning itself with Indiana’s proposal. Consequently, the N°1 of the Draft 2018 did not move from where he is and he instantaneous above all this very lucrative salary which he had been looking for for several months.

On the other hand, the “extension” of Deandre Ayton in Phoenix entails some conditions. Already, it cannot be integrated into any “sign-and-trade”. Then, he can’t be transferred until next January 15 and, after that date, he can even veto any transfer until the end of the 2022/23 season. Finally, the Pacers could not hope to recover the soon-to-be 24-year-old interior for a year.

Suffice to say that the future of the Bahamas will be written with the Suns… at least until the summer of 2023.

Offer sheet : Nope free agent protected by his team to the possibility of receiving and accepting an external proposal. This is called an “offer sheet”. His franchise then has 48 hours to align and keep him. Otherwise, he changes teams.

Deandre Ayton Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Stopped Def Total pd AND P Int bp CT Points
2018-19 PHX 71 31 58.5 0.0 74.6 3.1 7.1 10.3 1.8 2.9 0.9 1.8 0.9 16.3
2019-20 PHX 38 33 54.6 23.1 75.3 3.9 7.6 11.5 1.9 3.1 0.7 2.1 1.5 18.2
2020-21 PHX 69 31 62.6 20.0 76.9 3.3 7.2 10.5 1.4 2.8 0.6 1.5 1.2 14.5
2021-22 PHX 58 30 63.4 36.8 74.6 2.6 7.7 10.2 1.5 2.5 0.7 1.6 0.7 17.2
Total 236 31 59.9 25.0 75.4 3.2 7.4 10.5 1.6 2.8 0.7 1.7 1.0 16.3

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