Tagged Deandre Ayton

PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Pacific Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Gerald Bourguet (@geraldbourguet) of The Step Back preview the Pacific Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. How will D’Angelo Russell fit next to Stephen Curry? Who starts alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers? Can Dwight Howard…

NBA Frontcourts of the Future: DeAndre Ayton & Dario Saric

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier to be a guard than ever. Crunch time sets still revolve around isolations and ball screens where handlers that can make the reliable play are paramount. Teams are even beginning to downsize their rosters, playing more guards than…

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Where Are the Phoenix Suns Going?

The Phoenix Suns have had a truly baffling offseason. Every decent move has been seemingly followed by a terrible one, which is followed by a decent one. There’s a plan in place in Phoenix to build around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, but the execution of that plan has been haphazard at best. The Suns’…

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Maybe We Were Too Hard On DeAndre Ayton

Course correction can be a tough thing to manage. Everyone’s had a staunch opinion on something or someone, doubled down on it, then grudgingly changed their minds when presented with new evidence. It happens in all facets of life, but it’s especially true in NBA Twitter. Sometimes you can get so caught up in a take,…

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The Next Frontier of NBA Stars Asserting Their Power

NBA stars are flexing their muscles more than ever. LeBron James popularized the 1+1 contract, in which a player signs a two-year deal with a second-year player option to exert maximal pressure on his current team. Kevin Durant has since followed suit three times with the Golden State Warriors, and Anthony Davis could take a…

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DeAndre Ayton is Busting Doubters and the Glass

Since the middle of December, Phoenix Suns rookie DeAndre Ayton has been a bonafide monster. Over his last eight games, he is averaging 21.4 points and 14.1 rebounds while shooting an insane 68 percent from the field on a mere 14 attempts per game. His productivity and stellar rookie season are getting drowned out by…

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Busting Myths About Rockets, Spurs, Kemba Walker & DeAndre Ayton

Be careful believing everything you read… Fallacies make their way through the airwaves of NBA coverage. Whether it is talking heads on television or the profit-grabbing fake headlines that inundate the Internet, actual analysis is often overlooked and even forgotten. What develops, as a result, is a group of myths or false narratives that even…

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