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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton talked about how much his presence means to the team and fans after putting up season highs of 29 points & 21 rebounds vs. the Utah Jazz in a 113-112 home win last night.

(via Phoenix Suns):

“Energy. I’m the main guy who has to be ready to play every night. I can’t be that guy who is easing into games. For this team, I have to be that energizer, that dude who is making them plays, who’s on the glass, who’s dunking the ball, who’s getting the crowd in it, setting hard screens, setting the tone of the physicality, moving people out the way. I’m the tone setter. And when I do that, my team follows and everything falls into place, and we play Suns basketball the right way.”