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Brian Windhorst: Pacers ‘very close’ do landing Deandre Ayton

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Deandre Ayton could soon move to a new team. According to an NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Suns center is ‘very close’ to joining the Pacers that have cleared cap space by trading Malcolm Brogdon to the Celtics.

“We believe that the Indiana Pacers are very close to giving Deandre Ayton an offer sheet or executing a sign-and-trade,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Get Up on Monday.

“The Pacers had to do some business over the weekend and complete the Malcolm Brogdon trade that is now on the verge happening and that is opening enough cap space to almost give Deandre Ayton the max contract he is looking for.

“We could see something with the Pacers and Ayton as early as today. The whole league is waiting to see this next big domino to move.”

This past season Ayton averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per game for Phoenix. It was his fourth year with the team.

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