Last playoff success relied in large part on Ayton, who fully bought into his new role as a defensive anchor.
With the Mikal Bridges deal now done, all eyes in Phoenix will turn to 2018 No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton.
Ayton is eligible for a five-year, 172.5 million dollar extension. He was an essential piece in Phoenix's playoff run last season.
Phoenix star Devin Booker confirmed on his Twitch channel that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is set to miss training camp.
Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard have officially declined each of their player options, both now set to become unrestricted free agents.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the NBA finals by averaging 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and five assists per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks pulled out a tough 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night to win their first NBA Championship in 50 years.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks welcome Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns to Fiserv Forum for Game 6 of NBA Finals.
Booker has scored 40 points in back-to-back games in the Finals, a feat that Kobe Bryant himself never achieved.
Chris Paul made sure his long-awaited NBA Finals debut would be one to remember, scoring 32 points and nine assist to beat the Bucks 118-105.