Modern NBA has evolved and has shifted its focus. Now the teams not only focus on scoring high but also on the defensive part. Deandre Ayton is one of the best offensive players, but he is not as good in defense part.
There are rumors that this summer, the big men should join the New York Knicks. Not just are the Knicks eyeing Ayton, but they are considering getting the best out of their existing big man Mitchell Robinson.
The Deandre Ayton Trade Proposal
- The Phoenix Suns will receive center Mitchell Robinson and the guard-forward Evan Fournier.
- In return, the New York Knicks will receive the center Deandre Ayton.
While most big men are not known for scoring high, Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers has proved this theory wrong. The big man from the Sixers not only protects the rim well, but he is a great scorer as well.
Why the Phoenix Suns Want This Trade Deal?
Now the Suns have many big and star players like Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal who can score for the team.
This is the reason why the Suns don’t want to rely on their big man, Deandre Ayton, to score high in the league. Hence, they have decided to trade him off to the Knicks.
Not only Ayton, but the Suns may even consider trading their other big man Mitchell Robinson since the team already have an incredible defense roster.
Why the New York Knicks Want This Deal?
The New York Knicks are interested in the trade because they seem to have lost interest in Evan Fournier.
Deandre Ayton could have a more significant and fitting role with the Knicks, potentially becoming a strong offensive option near the basket.
He might even transition to a higher role if Julius Randle is moved. The trade could work well for the Knicks’ needs.