“Suns aren’t winning s**t” – Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and co. are COOKED after team’s latest move, claims NBA Twitter

The Suns have made some big moves this offseason, but NBA Twitter thinks they are doomed by their decision to keep Deandre Ayton.


“Suns aren’t winning s**t” – Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and co. are COOKED after team’s latest move, claims NBA Twitter

Phoenix Suns' DeAndre Ayton (Via YouTube)

The Phoenix Suns have made a splash this offseason, landing Bradley Beal in a blockbuster trade to form a new Big Three with Kevin Durant and Devin Booker. But one move they didn’t make has raised some eyebrows around the league: keeping Deandre Ayton as their starting center.

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Ayton, the former No. 1 overall pick in 2018, has been a disappointment for the Suns, failing to live up to his potential and clashing with former coach Monty Williams. He has been the subject of trade rumors for months, as many expected the Suns to upgrade their frontcourt or add some depth to their roster.

But sources told Chris Haynes that the Suns are not looking to move Ayton and are willing to give him another chance to prove himself with their revamped squad.

Phoenix Suns are moving forward with the plan of keeping Deandre Ayton to play alongside Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport,” Haynes tweeted.

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They believe that Ayton can still be a key piece of their core and that he can benefit from playing alongside their new stars. 

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Suns’ decision to keep Deandre Ayton gets cooked by NBA Twitter

DeAndre Ayton's tight defense on Nikola Jokic (Via Twitter)
DeAndre Ayton’s tight defense on Nikola Jokic (Via Twitter)

This decision has not been well received by NBA Twitter, who think that Ayton is holding the Suns back from contending for a title and that he will be exposed by the elite teams in the playoffs. Here are some of the reactions:

The Suns’ decision to keep Ayton comes amid reports that they were involved in trade talks with the 76ers, who are looking to move Tobias Harris. According to Keith Pompey, the Suns were interested in acquiring Harris and sending Ayton to a third team as part of a three-way deal.

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Ayton, is one of the most talented young centers in the league but has struggled to perform consistently in the postseason. He put up 18 points and 10 rebounds per game in the regular season but saw his numbers drop to 10.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in the second round against the Nuggets.

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