The Ayton Plan

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Ayton also has to want to go to that team in a sign and trade. He has all the leverage.
Good point; although he seems like a sucker for a sales pitch and some fluffing. I'm sure if it gets to it, his agent will provide a list of teams.
 

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I think at the end of the day Ayton wants to get paid and doesn't care at this point in his career who it's with unless he wants the most available. If he wants the Max money with the most years he doesn't have leverage. There is only one team that can give him the most available. The Suns. So that alone gives the Suns some leverage even if he wants to leave. Again, assuming he want's the most money available.
 

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Yeah, but if he wants max money, then we are in no better position than we were with Ayton.

The Suns should get permission to speak with him before a deal to see if he'd resign here and for how much.

I can see him wanting more money to stay on a bottom feeder like the Pacers than playing for a contender. He's not going worth the max and wouldn't get that on the open market, unlike Ayton.
 

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After looking at it. It’s a hell no on Myles Turner

Played 42 games this year and 47 last

Big man+ any kind of foot injury= All bad.

Certain type of injuries I can’t look past and at the top of the list are back and feet
 
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Suns are walking a thin line here. They know they can offer the most money (combo of money/years). They at the same time don't want to offer him the most money. Likely want him to field offers to see if they can pay him the least possible.

I would love to hear the Suns contract pitch (assuming they have not already decided to do a sign and trade internally). Still to be a fly on the wall.
 

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I didn't hear the guys name from SI but he said that after talking to many teams across the league the Suns might be signaling they are not willing to pay Ayton $30 million a year which is an attempt to get teams to start making offers. If this is true? Sounds like Ayton is as good as gone.
 

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Suns are walking a thin line here. They know they can offer the most money (combo of money/years). They at the same time don't want to offer him the most money. Likely want him to field offers to see if they can pay him the least possible.

I would love to hear the Suns contract pitch (assuming they have not already decided to do a sign and trade internally). Still to be a fly on the wall.

We just need the marketing team who made the Robin Lopez comic for his pitch to make a Deandre Ayton video game.
 

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I didn't hear the guys name from SI but he said that after talking to many teams across the league the Suns might be signaling they are not willing to pay Ayton $30 million a year which is an attempt to get teams to start making offers. If this is true? Sounds like Ayton is as good as gone.

That's the wrong message the Suns should be sending. "We don't think our guy is worth a max contract. What will you give us for him?"
 

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Here is the interview with Bill Duffy, the agent for Deandre Ayton.

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I didn't hear the guys name from SI but he said that after talking to many teams across the league the Suns might be signaling they are not willing to pay Ayton $30 million a year which is an attempt to get teams to start making offers. If this is true? Sounds like Ayton is as good as gone.

It’s been no secret the Suns don’t want to pay max money and years

If I remember right they were willing to give him the money just for 3 years not 5. That was the hang up. That tells me Sarver said I’ll spend this much but here’s your window to James Jones

And I think that window closed faster than they though
 

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He is also reporting Atlanta, Detroit and Portland to be strong players for Ayton. He is also hearing Charlotte and San Antonio are possibilities.
 

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I didn't hear the guys name from SI but he said that after talking to many teams across the league the Suns might be signaling they are not willing to pay Ayton $30 million a year which is an attempt to get teams to start making offers. If this is true? Sounds like Ayton is as good as gone.

Actually I was thinking this might be the reason for Ayton's agent speaking out in a recent interview on Sirius radio.
 
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