Rumored Trade Would Swap Phoenix Suns Big Man Deandre Ayton For Chicago Bulls Star DeMar DeRozan
Don’t be surprised if the Phoenix Suns enter the offseason and desperate find suitors for disgruntled center DeAndre Ayton. Following their season finale against the Denver Nuggets, it has been impossible to discuss their failures without bringing up the 24-year old big man.
The Suns found him worthy of a max contract extension last summer, but it came back biting them as Ayton struggled to show his worth throughout the year, especially in the playoffs where he only managed 13.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game on 55.0% shooting from the field.
Ayton may not be long for the Suns. With this in mind, Heavy Sports’ Sean Deveney floated the idea that the Suns may consider trading him to the Chicago Bulls for six-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan.
“A more likely swap for the Suns and Bulls would center on sending out Ayton for DeMar DeRozan,” Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney wrote. “The Bulls have not shopped their star wing but that could be coming, considering he is 33 and heading into the final year of his contract. Chicago, according to league sources, is open to reshaping its roster with guard Zach LaVine as the clear No. 1 go-to option.”