December 31, 2019, 12:46 amDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton (sprained ankle) came off the bench and had a minute limit on Monday, but looked decent as he grabbed 12 rebounds and scored six points on 3-of-9 shooting in 20 minutes.
He played. He was active. He did not experience a setback. Those were the biggest boxes Ayton was able to check tonight. He should return to form soon enough, pushing Aron Baynes (12 points, 5-of-11 shooting, nine rebounds, two 3s, two assists) to the bench. Activate Ayton, hold Baynes to see if he can hold some value as a backup big man.