September 25, 2019, 11:50 amDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton has the talent and athleticism to play in the post and to be a force on the offensive glass, but his skill set includes a jump shot that can naturally extend beyond the 3-point line and he plans to unleash it this season.
Ayton attempted just four triples last season, but missed them all. Still, he was often seen taking a few shots from behind the arc after practice during media availability and it was something he wanted to add to his game during the offseason. The Suns were last in 3-point shooting last season at 32.9 percent but they added Ricky Rubio, Dario Saric, Aron Baynes and Frank Kaminsky, all of them capable of stretching the floor. Phoenix hardly played Ayton and Richaun Holmes at the same time under Igor Kokoskov last year, but Monty Williams might see it differently with Baynes playing on the outside and Ayton working in the paint. Keep an eye on the preseason as Ayton will be looking to take some shots from behind the arc.
Source: Arizona Republic