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Don’t Look Now but Deandre Ayton is Dominating the NBA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian NBA center Deandre Ayton is taking a huge leap forward before our very eyes.

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The Center Is Having One of The Best Stretches of His Career

Nov 30, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic in the first half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian NBA center Deandre Ayton is taking a huge leap forward before our very eyes.

After being named Western Conference Player of The Week last week after leading his Phoenix Suns to a 3-0 record averaging 23 points, and 16 rebounds on 67% shooting. 

A normal person would have been satisfied with being named the best player in a league that features 450 of the best basketball players in the world, but the Bahamian Beast is not normal. 

He led the Suns to two more back-to-back victories scoring 17 and grabbing 12 against the Sacramento Kings and then dominating the Chicago Bulls scoring 30, grabbing 14 rebounds and generally having his way with the Bulls in the paint

Since Ayton was drafted first overall in 2018 over perennial MVP candidate Luka Doncic, there have been questions surrounding the validity of his selection. Despite this, Ayton has continued to work on his craft and help his team win games.

People are quick to point out Luka’s astronomical counting numbers, which dwarfs Ayton’s by far, but they fail to talk about how Luka is able to put these numbers up thanks to an absurd usage rate that is double that of Ayton’s. A talent like Luka is going to get 30 a night when they dribble the skin off the ball every possession.

Ayton may not have put up the big numbers that make Luka a perennial All-star and MVP but he’s contributed to winning in ways that don’t show up on a stat sheet while helping to build a winning culture in Phoenix. 


But now the numbers are coming.

Ayton is here.

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