DEANDRE AYTON (PHX)
C • 7'0, 260 lbs; Rookie, Arizona
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 big: 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; active defender? - 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; 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! COMING SOON.
MORE ON D. AYTON
Consensus First-Team All-American (2018)
Pac-12 Player of the Year (2018)
Karl Malone Award (2018)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 79