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New report suggests that former Suns head coach Monty Williams did not want Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder on the team due to difficulties of coaching them, according to John Gambardo.

“The Jae Crowder situation was all on Monty. He told people he was too difficult to handle and coach. Monty didn’t want Jae,” Gambardo said, via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. “It wasn’t the Suns organization. He didn’t want Jae around.

“As far as Deandre Ayton, Monty didn’t want him either. He wanted them to trade him to Indiana for Myles Turner. He didn’t like coaching Ayton. When Ayton signed his maximum contract when the Suns matched his offer sheet, Monty wasn’t even there and didn’t show up when Ayton signed it at the arena or call him to say congratulations.”