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Locked On Suns Friday: Deandre Ayton’s pick-and-roll impact and getting to know Igor Kokoskov with David Nash

Bright Side of the Sun’s David Nash joins the show to discuss what he noticed tracking Deandre Ayton’s two-way impact in PnR + how Ayton and others fit into Igor Kokoskov’s vision.

On today’s episode, we zeroed in on how Deandre Ayton looked on both ends via pick-and-roll situations during Las Vegas Summer League. David Nash wrote an article on this very facet, and we dove in even further on how he looked compared to his tenure at the University of Arizona. Are people unfairly throwing Ayton into the same conversation Ben Simmons went through two years ago?

Also, we analyzed how Ayton and the rest of Phoenix’s young core will slide into how Igor Kokoskov wants to run things as the new head coach. Nash has a great Twitter thread on this while being one of the first advocating for Kokoskov’s hire before it gained steam.

Finally, how should we expect the Suns to perform this upcoming season? Is 30-35 wins a healthy barometer to set, and is it enough to attract big-time names next summer?

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