Ayton went for 10 points (5-8 FG), nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 34 minutes Thursday in the 99-86 loss to the Celtics.
Ayton has struggled of late, scoring 10 or fewer points and grabbing less than 10 rebounds in three of his last four games. Despite the shortage of points, Ayton has still shot 58.3 percent from the field, though it's come on just 9.0 shots per contest. In his seven outings prior, Ayton averaged 20.0 points and 10.7 rebounds on 12.1 shots per game.
Ayton scored 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, two assists and one block across 40 minutes in Monday's 128-127 overtime win over the Bucks.
Like many Suns, Ayton had seen his minutes managed of late, but he was left on the floor as the team sought a victory in this marquee matchup. He reached 40 minutes for only the second time this season and managed 20 points for the fifth time in his last 17 contests. Ayton has chipped in across the box score of late, averaging 18.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks while shooting 73.6 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line in his last five games.
Ayton posted 26 points (10-11 FG, 6-6 FT), 11 rebounds and a blocked shot across 30 minutes in Thursday's 122-114 win over the Kings.
Ayton is playing as well as any center in the league of late, and he's peaking at the right time as the Suns prepare for a push to overtake the Jazz in the West. Thursday marked his sixth double-double in his last seven games, and his 26 points in the win matched his second-best scoring total of the season.
Ayton posted 19 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Tuesday's 106-86 victory over Miami.
Ayton isn't often the Suns' best scorer, but with stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul both struggling from the field Tuesday, the big man stepped up to pace the squad offensively while logging his 29th double-double of the campaign. Five of those have come over his past six games, a stretch during which he's averaged 19.0 points, 10.7 boards, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks while shooting 70.3 percent from the field.
Ayton mustered 18 points (9-13 FG, 0-3 FT), eight rebounds, three steals and a block across 30 minutes in Monday's win over the Rockets.
Ayton ended just two rebounds shy of putting up what would've been his fifth straight double-double, and the third-year big man has taken his play to a whole new level over the last few weeks. He is averaging 15.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game across 20 games since the beginning of March.
Ayton had 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, two steals and an assist across 25 minutes in Saturday's win over the Wizards.
Ayton was efficient from the field and pushed his double-digit streak to four games, though he's scored 20 or more points just once during that stretch. The talented big man is having a career-worst year according to several metrics, but he's been trending in the right direction of late due to his ability to snag double-doubles on a nightly basis. Through his last 10 games, Ayton is averaging 16.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per tilt.
Ayton had 18 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three assists and a block across 32 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Clippers.
Ayton might have ended with a third straight double-double, but what was even more impressive is the fact that he missed just two of his 11 shot attempts. Ayton seems to be set for a bigger role during the stretch run of the regular season, as he has now gone three straight games with at least nine field goals made.
Ayton collected 27 points (10-14 FG, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 33 minutes in a 133-130 victory over the Rockets on Monday.
The center had been quiet offensively in the three games prior to Monday's contest with averages of 7.7 shot attempts and 3.0 free-throw attempts per game, but he went off against Houston's struggled frontcourt defense. A pair of tougher opponents will await Ayton on Wednesday (versus the Jazz) and Thursday (at the Clippers), but he'll close the week with another favorable matchup Saturday against the Wizards.
Ayton recorded 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 121-116 win over the Bulls.
Ayton's 10 points were his fewest since March 19, and his four rebounds tied a season low. He's been an efficient scorer and solid rebounder this season, but both his minutes and shot attempts are down compared to last year. With so much of the offensive focus going through Chris Paul and Devin Booker, there will be some nights that Ayton doesn't have an opportunity to get his.
Ayton totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 FT) and 14 rebounds across 30 minutes in Tuesday's 117-110 win over the Hawks.
For the second straight game, Ayton corralled 14 boards to help guide Phoenix to a win. The third-year center ranks 12th in the league with 24 double-doubles on the campaign and is shooting a career-best 61.0 percent from the field.
Ayton registered 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-2 FT) and 14 rebounds across 33 minutes during Sunday's 101-97 overtime victory over the Hornets.
The 22-year-old didn't produce a single defensive stat or assist, negating some of the value of his 23rd double-double of the season. Coming into Sunday's game, Ayton was averaging a career-low 14.8 points, though he had made up for it to some degree with career-best rates in field-goal (61.1) and free-throw (76.3) percentage. The third-year center should continue hovering between 30 and 35 minutes a game while producing elite field-goal percentage and rebounds, but a return to the 18.2 points per game he averaged in 2019-20 is probably wishful thinking at this stage.
Ayton totaled 19 points (9-12 FG, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, two blocks and one assist over 29 minutes Friday in the victory over the Raptors.
Ayton's production has been solid over his last four games. He's hit greater than 65 percent of his shots in each while scoring no fewer than 17 points. Ayton has also grabbed at least eight boards per contest over that span while blocking a total of seven shots.
Ayton scored 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a 110-100 victory over Miami on Tuesday.
Ayton collected his second double-double since returning from the All-Star break seven games ago and now has 22 on the year. The center was very efficient from the field Tuesday and has been shooting at a very high clip all month, making 62.6 percent of his shot attempts. Ayton also played solid defense, blocking at least three shots for just the fifth time this season.
Ayton recorded 26 points (10-13 FG, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one block across 32 minutes Sunday in the Suns' 111-94 win over the Lakers.
In what's been a disappointing third NBA season, Ayton has often taken a back seat to Devin Booker and Chris Paul, but he stepped up Sunday to finish with his best scoring total in nearly two months. As rough has 2020-21 has been at times, Ayton is currently one of only four NBA players averaging 14.0 points and shooting over 60 percent from the field this season.
Ayton tallied 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 26 minutes in Thursday's 123-119 loss to the Timberwolves.
Those who took Ayton over Karl-Anthony Towns in this matchup followed reasonable logic, but they found themselves very disappointed in the outcome. It was a tale of opposites for Ayton, who could not get anything going and could only look on while Towns decimated Phoenix's frontcourt. Getting in foul trouble didn't help matters, as Dario Saric couldn't do much in Ayton's stead, either. Now in his third season, Ayton still finds himself on a bit of a learning curve when facing a floor-stretching big man like Towns, but he still has all the tools to become an elite center in the league.
Ayton turned in 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals across 28 minutes in Monday's 122-99 win over the Grizzlies.
Ayton would have likely recorded a double-double if the game had stayed close, but he eventually took a seat once the Suns took over in the second half. Ayton has matured into one of the premier big men in the Western Conference and has exhibited some fearless play against the league's best frontcourts. He currently ranks ninth in scoring among centers with 14.4 points per game and seventh in rebounds with 11.2 rebounds per game.
Ayton had 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-2 FT), 12 rebounds and two blocks in Saturday's loss to the Pacers.
Ayton remains a nightly double-double threat, but his workload is on a concerning trend of late, as he's now played fewer than 30 minutes in five straight games. He's still managed to score in double figures in all five, but his fantasy upside will be limited if coach Monty Williams continues to pull back on his minutes.
Ayton tallied 11 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block across 22 minutes Thursday in a 120-98 win over the Warriors.
Ayton played his season low of 22 minutes but logged the double-double despite being given limited playing time. The Suns dominated Golden State on Thursday and deployed their bench unit while allowing starters to rest. Ayton will head into the All-Star break with averages of 14.5 points and 11.4 rebounds across 35 games.
Ayton recorded 22 points (9-11 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 26 minutes Sunday in the Suns' 118-99 win at Minnesota.
Ayton carved the Wolves up in the paint in efficient fashion, missing only two shots on the night while committing no turnovers. Though he closed out the month in style, Ayton's production for February still left fantasy managers wanting more. He averaged 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 blocks on the month.
Ayton finished with 22 points (10-17 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks through 33 minutes during the 106-97 win over Chicago on Friday.
Ayton put up a third successful outing after his mediocre night against Memphis nights ago. The center has not performed up to expectations as many would have thought. After posing career high numbers only a year ago, many thought Ayton would take the next big leap this year. Even though it has not happened, he is still providing at high clips. So far this season he is averaging 14 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.1 blocks through 31.6 minutes, which is just below his averages from last year. He is still a great option at the position and continues to be the star big for Phoenix.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/22||@ BOS||L 86-99||34||10||9||1||0||1||1|
|04/21||@ PHI||W 116-113||29||10||5||0||0||2||2|
|04/19||@ MIL||W 128-127||40||20||13||2||1||0||1|
|04/17||vs SA||L 85-111||26||8||9||1||2||1||0|
|04/15||vs SAC||W 122-114||30||26||11||0||1||0||1|
|04/13||vs MIA||W 106-86||27||19||13||1||3||2||1|
|04/12||vs HOU||W 126-120||30||18||8||0||3||3||1|
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