Deandre Ayton is optimistic he will sign a contract extension with the Phoenix Suns.

Ayton is eligible for the five-year, $172 million rookie max extension.

"Honestly, I'm expecting something to get done so that we as a team can finish what we started, which is bring a championship to Phoenix," Ayton said Monday to The Republic during Suns media day. "Period. Literally. That's all it is." 

Ayton emerged as one of the NBA's best young centers during the 20-21 season.