One player getting a lot of attention lately is Kelly Oubre Jr. and his $14.35 million contract for 2020-21 with free agency after a year. That scuttlebutt is partially because he only has one year left on his contract, and partially because the Suns went 8-0 without him in the Bubble. But what kind of player would the Suns want to replace Oubre and his $14 million with?
Ayton’s averaged a double-double in his two NBA seasons, but hasn’t become an All-Star, first-team All-NBA pick or led his team to the playoffs like Doncic has in Dallas. Getting suspended for 25 games after testing positive for a diuretic, battling injuries and missing a COVID-19 testing window in the bubble hasn’t helped Ayton’s status to some. Those incidents have in many ways overshadowed the dominant stretches of basketball he’s played in the league.
In the Phoenix Suns’ latest Transformation Thursday video update of Talking Stick Arena, Suns’ broadcasters Tom Leander and Eddie Johnson showed the progress of the totally revamped Casino Arizona pavilion bar area and FOX Arizona Sports stage. The pavilion features a 60-foot long bar, which will offer various craft beer, cocktail and wine selections to fans. Surrounding the bar is more than 7,000-square-feet of high resolution LED TV screens.