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Comparing Suns' Ayton to Shaq's Big Fella of 'Uncle Drew'

For hoop heads who don’t follow the college game, one of their first introductions to former Arizona freshman center Deandre Ayton might’ve been when he triumphantly declared that he’d be the Phoenix Suns’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. That was over two weeks before the Suns did in fact pick Ayton at No. ...

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Deandre Ayton arrives as symbol that Phoenix Suns are on the rise

PHOENIX (AP) — Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Then came the announcement that Deandre Ayton would go to the Suns with the ...

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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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