I am fine if we don't pay max based on how he has played so far. If he can become a solid 25-12 guy 2-3 shot blocks a game as long as he's a better defender, then I can see him getting more towards or max contract. He obviously is not a max guy now. His agent needs to drive that home. I know based on how our coach has told how he counseled past players, that he must have told Ayton he can't get a max deal the way he is playing. On the other side, they need to make an effort to get him the ball more. There are some games where he doesn't get a touch in a scoring area for him for seemingly whole periods.
This is what people mix up with Ayton. Because he is the number 1 pick expectations are super high and a lot of times unrealistic
a center who gets you 25/12/3 is not “solid” that’s a star. That’s pretty much David Robinson. We you know if he can be a solid 25/12 guy...what? No.