In the recent NBA In-Season Tournament game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns, Deandre Ayton, facing his former team, had 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists, although the Blazers fell short, losing 107-120 to the Suns.
Despite their shared history, Suns star Devin Booker revealed that his communication with Ayton is limited to on-court interactions.
Booker, responding to questions about his interaction with Ayton after the game, kept it concise, stating, “Just on the court.”
The comments suggest that while the two players may share the court during games, their off-court interactions appear minimal.
This matchup marked Ayton’s return to Phoenix as a member of the Trail Blazers after being traded in the offseason. The 25-year-old center had spent his entire career with the Suns, and his departure was a notable offseason move for both teams.