Hawks a serious option for Deandre Ayton?

Jake Fischer: Atlanta is definitely another team that I’ve heard for Ayton. There’s one person I talked to pretty consistently who’s like convinced Ayton is the guy that Atlanta wants.
Source: Spotify

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Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
5 things Phoenix #Suns, Deandre Ayton should do if they put differences aside (w/video) azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral11:23 AM


Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Throw Atlanta Hawks in rumor mix for center Deandre Ayton nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/12/thr… – 9:24 AM


Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Friday: 5 things Phoenix #Suns should do if they sign-and-trade Deandre Ayton
Sunday morning: What are five things the Suns and Ayton should do if they stay together? azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral11:29 PM


Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
5 things Phoenix #Suns should do if they sign-and-trade Deandre Ayton (w/videos) azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral5:56 PM


Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Should the Bulls enter the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes?
via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/3357948/2022/0… – 10:16 AM


Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rumors: Damian Lillard interested in playing with Ayton, Anunoby nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/10/rum… – 8:41 AM


Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
On today’s @PHNX_Suns Podcast, we talked with @Eddie Johnson about his interaction with Kevin Durant, the Suns’ offseason, Deandre Ayton and more!
Listen/subscribe: https://t.co/ewVh6HApDg pic.twitter.com/TrPhIVJdgv9:10 PM

More on this storyline

Those questions were at their loudest earlier this year — dominating TV panels and podcasts — when the Celtics were 18-21 and on pace to miss the playoffs. Instead, a remarkable turnaround propelled the Celtics into the finals, against Golden State, for the first time since 2010. “We definitely thought about and had conversations about trading for a number of the great players that were sort of thought to be available over the past 10 years,” Wyc Grousbeck, the owner of the Celtics, said in an interview. “It’d be wrong to say we never engaged in trade talks with player X, Y or Z.” But, he added, “we valued our guys more than, apparently, the market did.” -via New York Times / June 12, 2022

Grousbeck declined to comment on what deals Boston came close to making. In at least one case, the star seemingly made the decision for the Celtics. Davis’s father, Anthony Davis Sr., publicly said that he didn’t want his son playing in Boston — a signal that even if Davis were traded to Boston, he wouldn’t re-sign once his contract expired, making it less worthwhile for the Celtics to part with their top players in a deal. -via New York Times / June 12, 2022

Jake Fischer: If DeAndre Ayton walks out the door, I fully expect it will happen via sign-and-trade. No one I’ve spoken to in the NBA expects the Suns to just let him walk for nothing. -via Spotify / June 12, 2022

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