Ayton finished with 20 points (9-14 FG, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 27 minutes during Monday's 123-119 loss to the Clippers.
Ayton overcame his illness to put up his best performance in over two weeks. He appeared much more enthusiastic out there as the Suns actually kept the game close, forcing it to overtime. The guards actually appeared to be looking for Ayton more on the offensive end which is a good sign moving forward. Despite some frustrations, Ayton should still be rostered everywhere.
Aytonn will play Monday against the Clippers, Dellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Ayton missed practice Sunday while dealing with an illness, but he went through shootaround Monday morning, and coach Igor Kokoskov confirmed that the rookie will be in the starting lineup at his usual center spot. Ayton is coming off of a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double Friday against Miami.
Ayton (illness) was on the court at Monday morning's shootaround, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Ayton was held out of Sunday's practice while dealing with flu-like symptoms, but his presence at shootaround is certainly an encouraging development. While the Suns haven't officially ruled on his status, at this point it seems rather likely that he'll be cleared to take the floor Monday night against the Clippers.
Ayton did not practice Sunday due to an illness, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Ayton is apparently dealing with flu-like symptoms, leaving his status for Monday's game against the Clippers up in the air. His availability should clear up following Monday's pregame shootaround.
Ayton turned in 16 points (8-11 FG), 11 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot across 29 minutes in Friday's 115-98 loss to the Heat.
Ayton continues his impressive rookie campaign, ranking seventh overall in double-doubles this season. No other rookie comes close in this category, and it only cements an already-strong case for Rookie of the Year honors. Over 26 games he's averaging 15.8 points and 10.1 rebounds and should be considered one of the league's most valuable centers.
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