DeAndre Ayton woke up in a big way, Damian Lillard picked up for the injured C.J. McCollum, and it's time to start using those weekly moves - Dan Besbris breaks it all down! (03-19-19) SUBSCRIBE…
March 22, 2019, 12:49 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting while adding eight rebounds, an assist and a block on Thursday.
Ayton has been bringing it on the defensive end of the floor lately and held his own against one of the toughest matchups in the league. It's encouraging to see his progress and we'll expect him to take some more shots now that Josh Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury.
March 19, 2019, 12:32 amDeandre Ayton - Team - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton delivered a huge line in Monday's 101-116 loss to the Bulls with 25 points on 12-of-17 shooting while adding 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.
Ayton was one of the few bright spots for the Suns, dominating on both ends of the floor. Even though he's not talked about as much as the other rookies in his class, he's more than held his own and has improved on the defensive end of the floor much faster than many expected. Ayton was already working with a high fantasy floor because of his offensive prowess and if he can consistently bring it on defense, we're looking at a potential early-round play.
March 16, 2019, 10:05 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton was ejected from Saturday's game after receiving two technical fouls, finishing an overtime win with eight points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 22 minutes.
Ayton would've had a shot at a well-rounded game but got T'd up from the bench to get himself thrown out. He's had a rough stretch of late with a few good games mixed in, and hopefully the talented rookie can finish his first season on a high note.
March 15, 2019, 10:39 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton double-doubled in a loss to the Rockets on Friday with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, adding 14 rebounds, one block and seven turnovers in 30 minutes.
Ayton had a tough matchup vs. Clint Capela, so we'll chalk up his high turnovers to being outmatched by a more athletic big man. Richaun Holmes came through with a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double of his own in 16 minutes.
March 14, 2019, 12:25 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton left Wednesday's game with a limp (possibly ankle) with two minutes remaining in regulation.
Ayton had a rough outing facing off Rudy Gobert and just had two points on 1-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds, two steals and one block in 33 minutes. It's unfortunate that he got hurt towards the end, adding injury to his insulting performance. If he misses time, expect Richaun Holmes to get a nice bump in value.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
March 7, 2019, 12:55 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton picked up five fouls in 25 minutes on Wednesday night, ending his evening with 10 points and six rebounds with no other stats.
Ayton had a hard time with DeAndre Jordan in this one, and fantasy owners can flush it and move on. Richaun Holmes had a nice game with two steals and two blocks, as he always does when the minutes are there.
March 4, 2019, 11:51 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Monday with 19 points and 12 rebounds while adding two assists and three blocks.
Ayton came up with big rebounds and crucial buckets late in the game to help keep the Bucks at bay. He's had an awesome rookie season offensively but has flown under the radar considering how great his class has been.
March 3, 2019, 1:08 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton was able to notch 26 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday's 118-109 win over the Lakers.
Ayton went 8-for-11 from the field and cashed in on 10 of his 14 attempts from the line as the Lakers had nobody to contend with the big man down low. Devin Booker also chipped in 25-4-4 in 40 minutes tonight, and as long as they're healthy the Suns' young core will be lineup fixtures from here on out.
March 2, 2019, 12:20 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton scored 16 points to go along with eight boards, one assist and three steals in 29 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
This line won't make you blink twice, but it's a very solid line from the rookie. He's a double-double candidate every night and will give you assists from time to time. He's in for a very fantasy-friendly career.
February 25, 2019, 10:46 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton played relatively well on Monday despite a challenging matchup against Hassan Whiteside, ending the night with 14 points (6-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds and two steals.
It's nothing to write home about but considering he was up against an elite rim protector it was good to see Ayton still deliver. He did deal with a bit of foul trouble which allowed Richaun Holmes to log 23 minutes and post eight points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
February 23, 2019, 9:48 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton was able to notch a double-double on Saturday with 14 points and 12 rebounds to go along with one steal, and one block. The Suns narrowly lost to the Hawks 112-120.
Ayton went 6-of-8 from the floor today and was a perfect 2-of-2 from the line. He was able to log 33 minutes today and should be a prime candidate for nightly double-doubles because of the long leash he has with the team.
February 21, 2019, 9:23 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton narrowly missed a double-double on Thursday with 13 points and nine boards to go with three assists and a steal.
Ayton went 5-for-9 from the floor and uncharacteristically went 3-for-6 at the line. He was a bit sluggish today and couldn't take care of a somewhat soft matchup, but we've seen Ayton put up mediocre lines like this before. He'll be fine as evidenced by his 35 minutes played.
February 14, 2019, 1:17 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton finished Wednesday's loss with 20 points and eight rebounds while going 9-of-15 from the field.
Nothing special here, but that qualifies as a win on a night where most of the Suns were junk. Richaun Holmes only went 1-for-7 from the field, which takes the shine off his four boards and two blocks, while Devin Booker scored only 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting. There's no need to worry about these three.
February 10, 2019, 9:22 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton logged 32 minutes on Sunday against the Kings with 16 points, nine boards and a block.
Ayton would usually be in the conversation for a Rookie of the Year award given his production as a top-40 player but it seems like the media and coaches have already awarded that to Luka Doncic who is ranked 50th on the season. Bigs have it hard for awards outside of Defensive Player of the Year. The Suns are playing poorly, so continue to enjoy Ayton's production and consider trying to slide in a buy-low offer if someone cares about accolades more than production.