NBA Rumors: Latest on Deandre Ayton Has 4 Teams Linked To The Suns Center

The odds of Deandre Ayton remaining with the Phoenix Suns seem to be dwindling. There are now at least 4 teams linked to the restricted free agent. But those teams better show him the money.  

"He wants the max, he doesn’t want to come down from that," said Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer on this week's Dunc'd On podcast.

Ayton was furious when the Suns didn't offer him the max rookie extension last offseason, and he's not budging from that stance. 

Fischer lists the Detroit Pistons, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs as teams that get mentioned in the same breath as Ayton. As an RFA, the Suns have the right to match any contract offer he receives, therefore sign and trades would be the way to go for any team that intends to sign him. Names such as Jerami Grant (Detroit) and Jusuf Nurkic (Portland) have been floated.

"If someone decides to say, screw it, and give him the max, I think there's a really good chance that they're going to get him," said Fischer.

"I do think he's the biggest name that I think has a chance to be playing in a different uniform next year." 

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