Deandre Ayton agrees with the Pacers for 133 million over 4 years!

It was only a matter of time, and now the hourglass has passed its verdict. According to Adrian Wojnarowski vanESPNIndiana reportedly offered a four-year $133 million deal to Deandre Ayton, whose relationship and future with Phoenix was looking pretty grim. The Suns now have 48 hours to respond and potentially match this offer, or get their limited free agent to join the Pacers.

Ooooh the little Woj Bomb from July 14th what a delight. A simple notification that can cause a general panic in the Trashtalk team, who wonder how to manage the news while the editor-in-chief is at the ball – happy new year 1984 – and the rest of the editors try to put on pizzas or shuffleboard while waiting for the fireworks. Yet it is not because the majority of France decides to stop working that Adrian Wojnarowski does the same. That’s why your favorite insider’s favorite revealed to us this Thursday night that Deandre Ayton has agreed to a four-year deal of up to $133 million with the Pacers. Restricted free agent, the Suns pivot isn’t sure to land in Indiana yet. Why ? Since its contractual situation gives Phoenix two days to adapt to this offer, otherwise the latter’s departure will be sealed without compensation. In addition, in order to cash in on the arrival of such a contract, Indiana would have decided to separate from Duane Washington, as well as three players involved in the Malcolm Brogdon trade: Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and Nik Stauskas. Also according to the Woj, Ayton’s agents in Arizona had reiterated several times that their foal would find an offer of this caliber on the market, but the Suns never showed the slightest desire to offer him such a contract.

And by the way, this is the main thing offer sheet – Another team’s contract offer to a restricted free agent – never on the table in the NBA. The previous record was held by Otto Porter Jr, who received $107 million from the Nets over four years before Washington matched the offer. Important clarification: as soon as theoffer sheet signed, Phoenix can’t make more sign and trade with Ayton. And if the Suns match this offer, they’ll have to wait until Jan. 15 before they can trade Deandre, and the latter will also be non-transferable to Indiana for a year. As a result, while they never showed any interest in keeping the hub, the franchise should align with theoffer sheet to avoid losing it without getting anything in return. And if that wasn’t complicated enough, the latter also benefits from the right to veto any trade for a year… oh bazaar. Inevitably, with this news, eyes will be even more on Myles Turner, whose departure will still be in question if Ayton doesn’t land in Indiana soon. As a reminder, the first pick of the 2018 Draft was shooting 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds averaging over 63% last season. Honorable stats, but they weren’t enough for the Suns staff, unhappy with their pivot’s real impact on the game, as well as his involvement. A fact that weighs very heavily at a time when Phoenix is ​​a stone’s throw from being able to touch the NBA title.

After a failed final Playoffs campaign, which ended in Game 7 with Ayton sitting on the bench for almost the entire second half, the break between the two sides seemed to have come to an end. Nevertheless, unless the Woj is mistaken, the linchpin will have to stay in Phoenix next season with the aim of regaining value with a view to a possible transfer in 2023 or, who knows… tempting Arizona again!

Text source: ESPN

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