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In the aftermath of the blockbuster Damian Lillard trade that sent former Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton to the Portland Trail Blazers, reactions from around the league have been pouring in.

One notable response came from Philadelphia 76ers point guard Patrick Beverley. Known for his candidness both on and off the court, Beverley took to X to share his thoughts on Ayton’s move.

Beverley’s tweet read, “It’s still smoke with Ayton, but I have a feeling he’ll cook in Portland.”

Ayton, the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, had spent his entire five-year career with the Suns before this surprising trade.