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NBA: Suns match Pacers’ record offer sheet for Deandre Ayton

NBA: Suns match Pacers’ record offer sheet for Deandre Ayton

NBA: Suns match Pacers’ record offer sheet for Deandre Ayton

FILE≠Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns. Christian Petersen/Getty Photographs/AFP 

Deandre Ayton will continue being with the Phoenix Suns following the crew matched the center’s document give sheet.

Several hours immediately after the limited free agent middle reportedly agreed to a four-calendar year, $133 million utmost deal present sheet with the Indiana Pacers, the Suns exercised their right to match the give, ESPN noted Thursday.

The Suns had two days to match Indiana’s offer sheet — the largest in NBA history — or else permit the No. 1 choose of the 2018 NBA Draft to wander without the need of compensation.

The provide sheet for Ayton surpassed the a person for ahead Otto Porter Jr. in 2017. Porter was introduced with a 4-yr, $107 million offer with the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, only to see the Washington Wizards match that offer you.

As element of the regulations and polices encompassing NBA offer you sheets, Ayton simply cannot be traded for the following yr except if he offers his consent.

Ayton, who will transform 24 later this month, averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in 58 games (all begins) this past time.

He has contributed 16.3 factors and 10.5 rebounds in 236 vocation game titles (229 starts) with the Suns.

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