DeAndre Ayton

DEANDRE AYTON (PHX)

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#22•D. AYTON

C • 7'0, 260 lbs; 2nd year, Arizona

FUTURE TOP DOG

NBA ROLE: POWERFUL, NEW WAVE PIVOT

 

The 1st #1 pick in Suns history, DeAndre Ayton has (nearly) every tool to star in the league; new wave pivot: quick, skilled & powerful; plays big, yet possesses some modern skill: shoots/moves more like a wing/big forward in terms of form (good shooter), release & movement OTD; chiseled frame, should be able to withstand physicality in the league; finishes w/ authority; very soft touch in the lane; can Ayton defend PnR, stay disciplined on switches?*; learning how to make plays w/ back to rim - needs to respond better to double teams; plays o-boards extremely well, always up & around rim; not the best 1 on 1 defender, doesn’t lock down paint at a consistent rate yet; impressive offensive profile w/ room to get better: Ayton likes to face & fire from elbow, features an emerging hook game & outside attack; strong rebounder, talented in multiple areas - option A mentality?; (future) dominant duo w/ Devin Booker - PHX is banking on Ayton to deliver  

 

*maybe a niche as an effective post defender?


SIGNATURE!

SLIP —> TWO-HANDER

HALF SPIN —> HOOK


MORE ON D. AYTON

  • Career: 16.3 points/game, 10.3 rebounds/game, 59% FG

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2019)

  • Consensus First-Team All-American (2018)

  • Pac-12 Player of the Year (2018)

  • Karl Malone Award (2018)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 82

(via DOG Hoops & NBA)