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It was looking dicey for a minute there — okay, apparently it was three minutes — but Deandre Ayton will remain with the Phoenix Suns for at least the next six months. On Thursday, it was reported that Ayton had agreed to a four-year, $133 million max offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. After he officially signed it, the Suns…...

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Here's what Phoenix Suns fans need to know about Deandre Ayton's max offer sheet from the Indiana Pacers.

The Phoenix Suns have been focused on working out a Kevin Durant trade, but now a Deandre Ayton complication could force their hand to shift gears. As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday, Ayton has agreed to a four-year, $133 million max offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. This certainly throws a wrench into Phoenix’s lofty offseason plans, but now that we’re here, it’s time to go over what this means, what the Suns’ options are and how we proceed from here. 1. Pacers haven’t signed Deandre Ayton to his offer sheet yet, but can now Wojnarowski reported on the ESPN broadcast that Ayton had not officially signed the offer sheet yet, which is key for Phoenix. Once…

Jalen Smith spoke to PHNX Sports about his opportunity with the Indiana Pacers, getting support from the Phoenix Suns and Deandre Ayton's future.

Jalen Smith hasn’t played for the Phoenix Suns since February, and he’s since taken advantage of his opportunity with the Indiana Pacers. But even with a new contract under his belt and the future looking bright in Indy, Smith remains thankful for his time in the Valley. Just last week, the Pacers re-signed Stix to a three-year, $15.1 million contract...

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NBA Summer League is still in full swing, but the first weekend usually accounts for the vast majority of buzz coming out of Las Vegas. With players, coaches, league executives, agents and team beat reporters all gathered in the same place, it’s a prime opportunity for networking, basketball conversation and, of course, keeping that rumor mill churning. This year, the...

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Here are 5 tidbits from JaVale McGee's Juglife softball charity event with the Phoenix Suns.

Wednesday marked JaVale McGee’s sixth annual Water For Life Charity Softball Game, but it also gave several Phoenix Suns the opportunity to be out in public together for the first time since their season ended. The night before the 2022 NBA Draft, with free agency set to follow in about a week, there were a few lingering, unpleasant questions to...

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Self creation is the next step in Deandre Ayton's evolution with the Phoenix Suns.

Deandre Ayton is perhaps the most hotly contested player in Phoenix Suns history. Lost in all the heated debate about his next contract, his true value and his fit with the Suns is a far more interesting basketball discussion about his game. With DA set to get a max from somebody as a restricted free agent this summer, and the Suns’ second-round flameout being accentuated by Ayton’s sideline spat with coach Monty Williams, it’s no wonder this is all anyone wants to talk about. But since we’ve already covered his murky future in Phoenix, his upcoming free agency, sign-and-trade scenarios and everything else, why not take a break and talk about hoops for a change? After exploring where Ayton excelled…

Self creation is the next step in Deandre Ayton's evolution with the Phoenix Suns.

Lost in all the Deandre Ayton hysteria over his future with the Phoenix Suns is one of the more intriguing basketball discussions in the NBA right now. His long-term outlook in the Valley undoubtedly looks shaky right now, but examining DA’s skill-set to try and determine what kind of max player he’ll be is a far more productive conversation. Ayton will get a max deal from somebody this summer. The Suns have the power to match any four-year max offer for their restricted free agent, and they can trump all offers with a five-year deal if they so choose. However, even without all the rumblings about rifts with coach Monty Williams and Devin Booker, it feels safe to assume the…

Which of the Phoenix Suns' own 2022 free agents should they keep for next year?

While it’s only natural to look outward for external upgrades after such a traumatic playoff collapse, the Phoenix Suns will also spend a good deal of their offseason looking inward…and not just the players and coaches staring at a mirror wondering what went wrong. From a pure team-building perspective, the Suns will have to reconcile the franchise-record, 64-win season that...

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Deandre Ayton is heading for restricted free agency. Here's everything you need to know about the situation for the Phoenix Suns' center.

Deandre Ayton’s impending free agency is hanging over the Phoenix Suns’ head — and the entire NBA offseason — as one of the biggest stories of the summer. The 23-year-old former No. 1 overall pick is seeking a max contract. The question is which team will give it to him. Make no mistake about it: Ayton is getting a max deal from somebody. He’s a top 5-7 center in this league at worst, coming off a season in which he averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds on a career-high 63.4 percent shooting. However, with the Suns coming off an NBA Finals appearance in 2021 and a 64-win season in 2022, their inexplicable playoff collapse — and Ayton’s sideline blowup with…

The Phoenix Suns need to modernize the shot profile of their midrange-heavy offense.

There are many hallmarks by which to judge an NBA head coach. Championships are the most basic, followed by the win-loss column. But one thing typically holds true: Great coaches are known for having an effective system, while elite coaches are able to adapt their preferred playing style to fit personnel. Consider Year 4 of Monty Williams’ tenure with the...

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