Deandre Ayton is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. The number one pick of the 2018 NBA Draft has spent his entire career so far with the Suns. He reportedly wants to sing a max contract.
Several teams are reportedly interested in signing him with the Pistons, Trail Blazer, Spurs and Raptors being mentioned specifically.
When it comes to Portland, its superstar Damian Lillard is interested in playing Ayton which could be a good enough motivation for the team to pursue the Suns’ center.
“Jake Fischer on Deandre Ayton: He wants to max, he doesn’t want to come down from that. So that’s the case, if one team offers him the max, which I think seems pretty possible… Detroit gets mentioned a lot. Like Portland, it seems like he’s an another guy that Dame has interest in playing with. Toronto gets mentioned, San Antonio has been mentioned.”