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Suns regroup after Deandre Ayton’s 25-game suspension

Phoenix is dealing with the aftermath of Deandre Ayton’s 25-game suspension on Thursday. The second-year center was suspended without pay by the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a diuretic.

Suns center Deandre Ayton suspended for 25 games by NBA

The Phoenix Suns plans for a quick rebuild have hit an unexpected snag. Center Deandre Ayton was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Thursday night for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic.

Suns pick Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton first overall in NBA Draft

The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took DeAndre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up two spots for the rights to Luka Doncic.

Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

Arizona 7-footer Deandre Ayton headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft. Ayton was a dominating force in his one year of college and could be the No. 1 overall pick. He leads a position that includes top-10 prospects in Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr., Texas’ Mo Bamba and Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr.

Deandre Ayton works out for Suns, says ‘I know I’m going No. 1’

Deandre Ayton has gone through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout and expressed supreme confidence that the Phoenix Suns will use the No. 1 overall pick to select him. He says the Suns haven’t told him that, but he’s just confident that the team won’t pass on his combination of size, strength, athleticism and shooting touch. Ayton said teaming with young Suns star Devin Booker would be “Shaq and Kobe 2-point-0.”

Freshmen Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III headline AP All-America team

The AP All-America team has three freshmen on the first team for the first time in its 70-year history. Oklahoma’s Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton of Arizona and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III were all named first-teamers in the All-America team announced on Tuesday. They were joined by Villanova’s Jalen Brunson and Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham on the team selected by the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25.

Arizona big man Deandre Ayton leaving early for NBA

Arizona freshman big man Deandre Ayton is leaving early for the NBA after one dominating season. Ayton made the announcement on his Twitter feed. The Bahamian big man was the Pac-12 player of the year after averaging 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds.