Phoenix Suns Fans Are More Than A Little Annoyed After Reports Team Could Lose Deandre Ayton For Nothing

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The Phoenix Suns appeared to be sitting pretty. Phoenix is reportedly one of if not the preferred destination for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant. Budding superstar Devin Booker was named as the cover athlete for NBA2k23, and the Suns were recently named the favorite to win the 2023 NBA Championship according to bedding odds.

Now that may all being going out the window. Except the Devin Booker thing, of course, that stays.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday afternoon that restricted free agent center Deandre Ayton agreed to an offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers.

The four-year, $133 million deal is largest offer sheet in league history. Phoenix has been adamant that it doesn’t intend to offer Ayton big money. But talks have slowed recently as the Suns try to architect a deal for Durant. Ayton was expected to be at the center of those talks, but this could blow that all up.

Woj then went on ESPN and said that while an offer sheet was agreed upon, it was not signed. So the Suns could still work out a sign-and-trade to recover assets for Ayton. If they do not, Phoenix has 48 hours to respond to the offer sheet or lose Ayton for nothing.

Should Phoenix match, it also could no longer include Ayton in any sort of Durant trade until January 15, 2023 due to league rules. In short, the Suns are *redacted*.

Phoenix fans were not happy at all with how this played out.

The tables have once again turned in Phoenix, and Suns fans aren’t enjoying the ride.