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Fanning the Flames - What a Weird, Wonderful Day

Deandre Ayton got an offer sheet from the Pacers and the Suns matched it in minutes. What does it mean? Good things.

The Indiana Pacers actually signed Deandre Ayton to an offer sheet and the Phoenix Suns matched it immediately (like... literally).

Yes, this is a good thing. No, this does not mean that a trade for Kevin Durant is dead. And we discuss why on this week’s Fanning the Flames.

In addition, we get into:

  • Why the Suns matched the Pacers’ offer sheet so quickly;
  • The Suns facing a luxury tax bill for next season;
  • What the Suns saved (and DA lost) by a 4-year extension not getting done last offseason; and
  • Whether we think Ayton is actually in the team’s long-term plans.

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Until next time!

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