(AP Photo/Matt York)
Photo: (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phoenix Suns center DeAndre Ayton praised Luka Doncic, as the two young stars are the favourites to claim the Rookie of the Year Award.

Here is what the talented big man told The Undefeated:

“I watch his games all the time. He’s a beast. I’m like, ‘Aw, what the heck, there is no way Doncic is a rookie.’ That is what I say sometimes when I watch him play.

He’s been there [professionally]. He’s been in situations like this. I don’t talk to him every day, but we’re pretty cool. The respect level is right there.”