Age: 2019 Height: 7-1 Weight: 250 lbs School: Arizona
The Los Angeles Clippers had their way with the Phoenix Suns when it mattered most in their previous meeting this season, dominating the paint while pulling away to a 16-point victory almost two weeks ago. Consider it part of the education of Suns center Deandre Ayton, the 7-foot piece of their future. Phoenix (4-22) has lost eight in a row, 11 of 12 and is off to the worst start in franchise history.
Phoenix Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton and star shooting guard Devin Booker "exchanged words" on Thursday after the team's lopsided 108–86 loss in Portland, Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic reported.
The Suns are counting on Devin Booker (signed to a max contract extension this year) and Deandre Ayton (drafted No. 1 overall this year) as their franchise players. From rookie Mikal Bridges and Kokoskov having friction during the game to Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker exchanging words afterward, there’s clearly tension and a disconnect with this team right now.
Very few people expected this season to go well for the Phoenix Suns, but it appears emotions are still boiling over behind closed doors. The Suns’ top two players, rookie center Deandre Ayton and star guard Devin Booker, were engaged in a verbal confrontation as members of the media walked into the locker room following Phoenix’s 108-86 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, according to azcentral. Phoenix’s top two players, Booker and Ayton, exchanged words after the 10-minute cooling off period as members of the media entered the visiting locker room for the tail end of that conversation.
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