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Monty Williams says he only played Deandre Ayton 17 minutes based on ‘internal’ decision, Ayton skips press conference

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Phoenix Suns starting center Deandre Ayton didn’t talk to the media after playing just 17 minutes in Game 7 vs. the Dallas Mavericks.

Here’s head coach Monty Williams’ answer on why he only played Ayton under 20 minutes.

(Via Fanatics View):

Reporter: “D.A. only played 17 minutes tonight and he didn’t play most of the 4th quarter. Is there any reason why? Is he hurt?”

Monty Williams: “It’s internal.”

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