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Joel Embiid: Don't compare Deandre Ayton to me

Joel Embiid isn’t one for comparisons, at least if you’re mentioning him in the same breath with this year’s No. 1 overall pick. Embiid quieted the noise of similarities with Deandre Ayton, saying the Suns new draft selection doesn’t play defense. During the draft, he tweeted “Don’t compare Ayton to me either… I play DEFENSE.”  <p l… NBA.com: News

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Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton 1st overall in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history Thursday night, and his former high school teammate Marvin Bagley III followed. The Suns stayed close to home to take the 7-foot-1 Ayton, the center from Arizona who averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone season in Tucson. Ayton tied for the national lead ...

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Ayton measures NBA success by getting to 2nd contract

Deandre Ayton is expected to go first overall in Thursday’s NBA draft, and while many believe the Bahamian big man is a generational player, the 19-year-old just wants to prove he belongs in the league. “Definitely getting to my second contract,” Ayton said Wednesday about his NBA goal, per <a href="http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23854252/deandre-ayton-nba-success-getting-sec… NBA | theScore

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2018 NBA Mock Draft: Ayton locked in at No. 1, Doncic slides

The 2018 NBA Draft arrives Thursday. Here, theScore predicts the first round for the final time, offering an in-depth look at the most realistic option for all 30 spots. 1. Suns – Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Per-40 PTS FG% 3P% FT% REB  2017-18 24.0 61.2 34.3 73.3 13.8 </div… NBA | theScore

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Out with the old, in with the new: Is taking Ayton over Doncic a mistake?

The battle for the top pick of the 2018 NBA Draft has seemingly come to an end, as it’s widely believed that the Phoenix Suns will select Arizona product Deandre Ayton over European superstar Luka Doncic. The hype behind Ayton stems from his monstrous physical attributes that have drawn comparisons to the likes of David Robinson and

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2018 NBA Draft: Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young among players invited to Green Room

During the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday, the lives of 60 young players will change forever. Some of them will be fortunate enough to be in attendance, as they walk up on stage to shake the hand of commissioner Adam Silver after their name is called. <a href="http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23813995/non-collegiate-players-not-allowed-nba-draft-green-room-year" target="_blank"… CBSSports.com Headlines

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