There could a new big man coming to Indiana, as the Pacers signed Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton to an offer sheet on Thursday.
Here's what you should know about Ayton.
What is Deandre Ayton's salary?
Ayton counted $12.6 million toward the Phoenix Suns salary cap in 2021-22, according to Spotrac. His career earnings over four seasons is almost $40 million.
As a restricted free agent, Ayton had a $16.4 million qualifying offer from the Suns, but he would count $31.5 million toward their 2022-23 salary cap.
Deandre Ayton was a No. 1 NBA Draft pick
The Suns selected him first in 2018 after he played one season at Arizona.
When and where was Deandre Ayton born?
He will turn 24 on July 23. He was born in Nassau, the Bahamas.
What is Deandre Ayton's wingspan?
Reportedly 7 feet, 6 inches. He is 6 feet, 11 inches tall.
Deandre Ayton stats
Ayton has averaged a double-double in each of his four seasons in Phoenix, with career averages of 16.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. In 2021-22, he averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. His blocked shot numbers are modest (1.0 per game over his career) and he is not a 3-point shooting threat. Ayton shoots 60% from the field and 75.4% on free throws.
Ayton and the Suns earned a berth in the 2021 NBA Finals, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks. Ayton averaged 14.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in the 6-game series.
Deandre Ayton, Monty Williams sideline disagreement
Ayton played little in the second half of the Suns' season-ending Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2022 NBA Western Conference playoffs. He and coach Monty Williams appeared to have a brief disagreement on the sideline and, when asked about it postgame, Williams responded: "It's internal."
Deandre Ayton in college
Ayton was a consensus All-American and Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2018 as he averaged 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots for the Arizona Wildcats.
Deandre Ayton wife, family
Ayton and his girlfriend, Anissa Evans, have a 1-year-old son, Deandre Ayton Jr.
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