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ClutchPoints Oct 16, 2021
Suns are fumbling the bag amid Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges contract disputes

Suns are fumbling the bag amid Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges contract disputes

The Phoenix Suns made a magical run to the NBA Finals last season. Short of actually winning the whole damn thing, Suns fans couldn’t have asked for a better outcome to their season. However, one wrinkle that resulted from their earlier-than-expected Finals run was the fact that it came before the contract extension period for […] The post Suns are fumbling the bag amid Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges contract disputes appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Oct 15, 2021
Suns’ Mikal Bridges gets real on contract extension negotiations amid Deandre Ayton’s stalemate

Suns’ Mikal Bridges gets real on contract extension negotiations amid Deandre Ayton’s stalemate

Mikal Bridges is one of two players on the Phoenix Suns who, as members of the 2018 NBA Draft class, are eligible for rookie-scale extensions before Opening Night. The other being center DeAndre Ayton. Ayton, the former No. 1 overall pick who helped lead the Suns to the NBA Finals last season, has expressed his […] The post Suns’ Mikal Bridges gets real on contract extension negotiations amid Deandre Ayton’s stalemate appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 13, 2021
Rapid Recap: Suns blast Blazers, 119-74, in final preseason game

Rapid Recap: Suns blast Blazers, 119-74, in final preseason game

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Suns starters rested the second half while Suns bench grabbed the spotlight. The Phoenix Suns took care of business on Wednesday afternoon, absolutely pasting the Portland Trail Blazers in their final preseason game. The Suns lead by 21 at halftime, then by 40 midway through the fourth quarter. Chris Paul did not play in the game, but Devin Booker made his return with 17 points in 18 first-half minutes. Deandre Ayton chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds in 15 first-half minutes of his own. The second half belonged to the Suns bench...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 13, 2021
Fanning the Flames: We’re all disappointed

Fanning the Flames: We’re all disappointed

Justin, Paul and Dan cover latest Suns news and storylines Deandre Ayton is disappointed. But hey, we’re all disappointed. And while we said weeks ago we wouldn’t, we’ll spend one more episode talking about DA’s extension with the Phoenix Suns. More particularly, we get into DA’s recent comments about not having a deal done. We also dive into ESPN’s NBA Future Power Rankings and play a little game where Dan tries to justify why each of the five teams were ranked ahead of the Suns by ESPN. Let’s go! Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89),...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 13, 2021
Solar Panel: NBA Insider Michael Scotto latest on Ayton, Bridges, Shamet extensions

Solar Panel: NBA Insider Michael Scotto latest on Ayton, Bridges, Shamet extensions

Scotto brings intel on what’s going on in Phoenix, and what can go wrong if they fail to complete extensions Dave talks with NBA Insider Michael Scotto (HoopsHype.com) with latest word on Suns extensions for Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Landry Shamet and pitfalls of playing out the season for RFA. Listen in your favorite podcast app (scroll below for all the links), or listen right here: About The Show Dave and Zona have a LIVE show on YouTube each Saturday morning at 8am AZ time to discuss the latest Suns news with Suns fans, and also post an audio-only midweek pod in...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 13, 2021
Floor Flashes: Bridges hype of most improved is already showing

Floor Flashes: Bridges hype of most improved is already showing

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mikal Bridges is starting to poke his head out away from his comfort zone and other players like Cam Johnson are starting to latch on for the Phoenix Suns Bring on the new season and let us get ready to watch the development of the Phoenix Suns young core. Notably- Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, and Cameron Johnson in addition to the already-incredible Devin Booker. We are still waiting on the final word between Ayton and the Suns confirming his contract extension as of Sunday. Also, Bridges who is well deserving of an extension is in the...
Valley of the Suns Oct 13, 2021

Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton Growing “Disappointed” Without Extension

The clock is ticking on the Phoenix Suns, not the one above their basket or in their war room during draft night, but the one hovering over Deandre Ayton and his rookie deal. Last year, Ayton put together a fantastic playoff performance. His 15.8 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, and 67.4 true shooting […] Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton Growing “Disappointed” Without Extension - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Deandre Ayton 'really disappointed' Phoenix Suns haven't reached deal on new contract

Deandre Ayton 'really disappointed' Phoenix Suns haven't reached deal on new contract

Deandre Ayton talks to media about contracts talks with Suns for first time since ESPN reported conversations had stalled over rookie max extension.       
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 12, 2021
From Domin-Ayton to Frustr-Ayton

From Domin-Ayton to Frustr-Ayton

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton spoke about being “disappointed” he still hasn’t been extended before the Oct. 18 deadline. Much has been written on this very site about the biggest problem entering the season for the Phoenix Suns: When will Ayton be extended? We have words on the site from Rod Argent, Dave King, Jeff Gallimore, and Trevor Booth on the subject all within the last week alone following ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting on the matter. Today, the frustration from Ayton himself came to a head. Following a...
ClutchPoints Oct 12, 2021
Suns star Deandre Ayton breaks silence on contract extension stalemate

Suns star Deandre Ayton breaks silence on contract extension stalemate

The Phoenix Suns and star center Deandre Ayton are at a stalemate in their contract extension negotiations. Ayton wants a max contract extension, but the Suns are hesitant to give him one despite the massive strides he made last season and his excellent play during the run to the NBA Finals. Ayton spoke about the […] The post Suns star Deandre Ayton breaks silence on contract extension stalemate appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 10, 2021
State of the Suns: Preseason Open Practice Recap, with video!

State of the Suns: Preseason Open Practice Recap, with video!

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Recap of the Friday night practice open to fans and season ticket holders On Friday night, the Suns held their annual State of the Suns event. As you can imagine, the event is designed to give Suns fans some insight into where things stand with the team heading into a new season. This year, Tom Leander hosted as head coach Monty Williams and general manager James Jones shared their thoughts on the future of the team. First, I will get this out of the way now. No, Jones did not address the status of Deandre Ayton’s contract extension....
Inside the Suns - Topics: Deandre Ayton’s extension, preseason takes and a big ‘what if’ question

Inside the Suns - Topics: Deandre Ayton’s extension, preseason takes and a big ‘what if’ question

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Your weekly Inside the Suns analysis straight from the BSotS community who live and breathe the team. Welcome to ‘Inside the Suns’, your weekly deep down analysis of the current Suns team. First up... the Fantable — a round table of Bright Siders who give their takes on the Suns latest issues and news. Fantable Questions of the Week Q1 - Contract negotiations with Deandre Ayton are reported to be at an impasse as Suns owner Robert Sarver is reluctant to offer DA a full max contract. What are your thoughts on this? Sun-Arc:...
Former Suns named in NBA healthcare fraud case

Former Suns named in NBA healthcare fraud case

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Two members of the 2011 and 2012 Suns were involved, as was a player from 2002. It seems that the Phoenix Suns players, present and past, continue to find themselves the subject of early morning Woj bombs. Earlier this week the news broke regarding the impasse between Deandre Ayton’s people and the Suns organization relative to his extension. This morning? Fraud! Granted, this story wasn’t originally reported by ESPN resident bomber Adrian Wojnarowski, it was simply retweeted by him. The report came from NBC News correspondent Tom Winter,...
Justifying the Max: It’s time to unleash on-ball Ayton

Justifying the Max: It’s time to unleash on-ball Ayton

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Unlocking Deandre’s shot creation, playmaking, and shooting would assuage many fears tied to breaking the bank for the young playoff standout Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns appear to have reached an impasse. It seems the team is unsure if DA is worth a max deal, while Deandre himself feels he is. The answer to the conundrum might be staring both parties in the face. Damon Allred exposed the Suns’ need for another on-ball creator. Dave King hinted at DA’s desire to expand his game. Why not use Ayton to fill that need? Bear with...
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns vs. Lakers Preseason Post Game Pod

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns vs. Lakers Preseason Post Game Pod

John Voita and Matthew Lissy bring you the best post game pod on Planet Orange! We’re live after the Phoenix Suns play the Lakers and the Phoenix Mercury plays the Aces. Support your WNBA team! Plenty to talk about on this pod, including the news relative to a stalemate between the Suns and Deandre Ayton. Click the Subscribe button. Click the bell to turn on notifications. Watch right here! Not much of a video person? Like to listen to your podcasts? Here is it is audio form: Follow John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@SunsJAM) on Twitter....

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