The Phoenix Suns are prepared to engage in sign-and-trade scenarios on Deandre Ayton when the offseason officially begins on the evening of June 30th. The Suns have reached the resolution that they don't value Ayton on a max contract.
"I think what Phoenix and Deandre Ayton would prefer is the Suns would get some assets from a team whether it's draft picks or players or cap space," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "And Deandre Ayton gets his max contract elsewhere. That can all start moving tomorrow at 6 PM Eastern. I think there's several landing spots for Deandre Ayton on a max contract and those conversations can commence.
"I thin it's more increasingly likely Deandre Ayton is elsewhere in the NBA on a sign-and-trade deal. We'll know more as that market starts developing tomorrow night."
Ayton is represented by Bill Duffy and Nima Namakian and was the first overall pick in the 2018 draft.