Deandre Ayton: I’m disappointed

Duane Rankin: “One thing about me, throughout my whole life, I’ve always learned to control what I can control. At the same time, obviously I’m disappointed, but I’m still trying to get us back to the finals.” #Suns huge Deandre Ayton attending to agreement talks as they ended w/o an extension.
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Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“One thing about me, throughout my whole life, I’ve always learned to control what I can control. At the same time, obviously I’m disappointed, but I’m still trying to get us back to the finals.” #Suns huge Deandre Ayton attending to agreement talks as they ended w/o an extension. AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton on taking 3 3s tonight: “Mos def. I want to be more of a threat.” Stated he wishes to check out the defense and take what it provides him – 1:14 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Ayton was inquired about his hot start compared to the 2nd half and supported what Monty reiterated: Ball stopped moving, tiredness embeded in and their defense, which produces their offense, wasn’t rather there – 1:12 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton is speaking now. Said he’s constantly discovered to manage what he can manage. Said he is dissatisfied with no extension however is concentrated on returning to the Finals. He’s a rival and going to complete. – 1:10 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton on the agreement circumstance: “One thing about me, throughout my whole life I’ve always learned to control what I can control. At the same time, obviously I’m disappointed, but I’m just trying to get us back to the Finals.” – 1:10 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton stated the ball stopped moving and believed tiredness began a little too, echoing what Monty kept raising about the offense – 1:09 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Aaron Gordon’s capability to change onto Booker as perfectly as he was changing onto Ayton was incredibly handy. – 12:58 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams on Deandre Ayton’s hot start: “Early he was pretty good. I thought he settled us a little bit. But I thought some of those plays, even when we scored, I didn’t think it felt like us.” – 12:40 AM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
The live chat is currently poppin. If you are a Denver Nuggets fan, come take part.
✅ Ayton no match for the ruling MVP
✅ Barton brings the bench
✅ Michael Porter the facilitator
✅ Cool music… – 12:33 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Last: DEN 110, PHX 98
Ayton: 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 6-10 FG
Paul: 15 Pts, 10 Ast
Booker: 12-4-4, 3-15 FG
Bridges: 16 Pts, 7-16 FG
Jokic: 27 Pts, 13 Reb, 13-22 FG
Suns were outscored 59-40 in the second half – 12:25 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: DEN 85, PHX 82
Ayton: 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 5-8 FG
Paul: 13 Pts, 6 Ast
Booker: 12 Pts, 4 Ast, 3-10 FG
Jokic: 19 Pts, 10 Reb
Suns got outscored 34-24 however closed the 3Q on an 8-0 run – 11:56 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Down 16, Nuggets take 66-65 lead. Jokic with 19 and 9.
Ayton 13 and 5. #Suns11:36 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: PHX 58, DEN 51
Ayton: 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 5-7 FG
Paul: 11 Pts, 5 Ast, 4-5 FG
Booker: 9 Pts, 2-6 FG
Jokic: 15 Pts, 6 Reb
Horrendous near the 2Q chops a 14-point lead in half – 11:12 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Suns GM James Jones to @MarkJonesESPN on no extension for DeAndre Ayton: “We just couldn’t come to an agreement. We all agree he is a tremendous player, but we just couldn’t agree on a # of years. It doesn’t change what our focus is. It doesn’t change how we feel about him…” – 11:02 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
I think we simply had a “Pay DA” chant if I heard that right while Ayton was shooting totally free tosses – 10:57 PM

David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Deandre Ayton simply tore down the 8th 3 of his profession 👀 – 10:57 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton 3. Finest looking 3 he’s handled kind alone. #Suns up 43-36.
Has 11 and 4. – 10:55 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton takes his 2nd 3 with no doubt and nails it. Declaration being made – 10:55 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton has actually made a 3 – 10:55 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Suns GM James Jones on DeAndre Ayton’s agreement settlements: “We just couldn’t come to an agreement. We all agree that he’s a tremendous player, he’s a great player. But we just couldn’t agree on a number of years.” #Suns10:54 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: DEN 26, PHX 20
Ayton: 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 4-6 FG
Shamet: 5 Pts, 2-2 FG
Booker: 3 Pts, 1-4 FG
Jokic: 10 Pts, 2 Stl, 5-6 FG – 10:39 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Ayton is having his method single protection at the rim, however Porter and Gordon are both doing a fantastic job of restricting Bridges, Crowder and Booker on the border. – 10:31 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns are definitely attempting to get Ayton the ball. That 8 minutes was mainly through him.
Nuggets up 5 as The Web cams will sign in. Monty won’t like the shift defense on that last 3. – 10:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton has 8 of the Suns’ very first 12 points. Missed out on a heat check 3 as the trailer however he’s still 4-for-5 – 10:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton 4-of-4. 8 points. #Suns up 12-11. – 10:23 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton with 8 points in the very first 5 minutes – 10:22 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton links once again. 2-of-2. #Suns down 9-6 as Barton ratings back-to-back journeys. – 10:21 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton fadeaway jumper gets the Suns’ 2021-22 season began on the scoreboard, much like all of us anticipated – 10:18 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
CP3 refuses some area from the midrange to get Ayton a post touch. He strikes the fadeaway jumper. – 10:18 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Ayton in a deep drop so Jokic drops in the mid-range want to begin the season for the Nuggets. – 10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jokic looks even slimmer than last season.
Ratings initially container.
Ayton comes right back with jumper in lane. #Suns #Nuggets 2-2 – 10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Loudest intro cheers?
Close tie.
Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton.
Really close. #Suns #NBA7510:15 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Jamal Murray and Deandre Ayton shared a minute at center court pregame. I think right prior to this video, Ayton wagered Murray he might make this shot, he missed out on, and after that needed to do rise 😂 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Jamal Murray wager Deandre Ayton some push-ups on his conventional half-court heave. Appears to be in great spirits! PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
‘I know how competitive he is:’ Chris Paul shares ideas on Deandre Ayton, #Suns not accepting extension… by means of @azcentral PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Michael Malone was inquired about the DA/Jokic match and stated jokingly he hopes Deandre Ayton is pissed off about not getting an agreement extension – 8:33 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m hoping he’s pissed off he didn’t get a contract extension.” Nuggets coach Michael Malone about Deandre Ayton. #Suns #Nuggets8:32 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Michael Malone, joking when inquired about the Deandre Ayton-Nikola Jokic match: “Well I’m hoping he’s pissed off about not getting a contract extension” – 8:31 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
James Jones on @BurnsAndGambo stated a 5-year max to Deandre Ayton was not something the Suns had an interest in for a wide range of factors and it eventually boiled down to it not being a choice from a lineup building perspective. – 6:42 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
NBA executives shared their ideas on Deandre Ayton not getting a max extension with the Phoenix Suns.
👉🏼… PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Control what you can control.”
Chris Paul addresses Deandre Ayton agreement circumstance. #Suns PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“I know DA’s heart and I know how he competes” – Chris Paul on Deandre Ayton – 2:02 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Given that the offseason began, 25 gamers (novices and veterinarians) have actually signed extensions- 24 of them would have been a totally free representative next offseason.
Gamers are selecting monetary security now rather of waiting till totally free company.
I had Valanciunas as the no. 2 FA center (behind Ayton). – 12:24 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Why Ben Simmons’ habits towards the 76ers might continue, what executives consider Deandre Ayton not getting a max extension, NBA awards forecasts, and more with @Yossi Gozlan on the @Jorge Sierra podcast.… – 11:31 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Analysis: How Deandre Ayton reacts to not getting novice max extension will form rest of profession (w/video) #Suns… by means of @azcentral AM

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However Ayton’s representatives, Costs Duffy and Nima Namakian, highly disagree and were determined in numerous discussions with The Athletic on Tuesday that a max offer of any kind was never ever provided even informally. From starting to end, they stated, the company’s apparent message from Sarver on down was that Ayton wasn’t considered as worthwhile of a max offer. In action, Jones stated, “They know that a three- or four-year max was not an (acceptable) option for them.” -by means of The Athletic / October 19, 2021

There’s one component here which hasn’t been gone over openly, however that Jones highlighted as part of the Suns’ thinking: If they had actually provided Ayton the designated novice max extension like they did Devin Booker in the summer season of 2018, that move would have restricted their capability to pursue stars on other groups who have actually currently been provided designated novice max offers. Per the guidelines of the league’s cumulative bargaining arrangement, groups can’t have more than 2 gamers on designated novice max extensions. If they have hopes of including a lot more star power here — and it appears clear they do — that aspect does make some sense. -by means of The Athletic / October 19, 2021

Yet Ayton’s agents state they were never ever informed of this reasoning throughout the procedure, so one can comprehend why it would fall on deaf ears now and be seen, in essence, as part of a public effort to stop the criticism. What’s more, the possibility of landing a gamer of that quality without quiting Booker or Ayton in return is most likely improbable. -by means of The Athletic / October 19, 2021

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.