Here's my thought for what to do about Ayton: First of all, don't extend him this summer under any circumstances. Let him show what he's got in 2021-22. Hope he looks better. Then, play the usual posturing game of announcing that you'll match any deal. Don't offer anything until the free agency period starts. Keep your ears open to chatter about who really wants him. Seek out a sign-and-trade partner. By the summer of 2022, Chris Paul will be gone and the Suns will have ridden their little vanity playoff cameo for what it was worth. We'll have a better idea about whether certain players, particularly Johnson, Crowder, Saric, and Payne, are long-term fits. (I'm assuming that Bridges will be in the keeper group.) Ayton should have pretty good trade value, so it shouldn't be too hard to bring in additional quality pieces, but probably not another star. Then get lucky in the draft or free agent market.