On October 7th, Beijing time, reports from the US media said that the Suns star Chris Paul talked about the deadlock in the early renewal negotiations of DeAndre Ayton when he was on the ESPN ace show “The Jump” today. Rumors.
According to previous rumors, the Suns are unwilling to provide a maximum salary for Ayton. In this context, Ayton agent Billy Duffy leaked the matter to the media, and he expected the Suns to make concessions first. Of course, the stubbornness of Suns owner Robert Savor cannot be underestimated.
“I’m not worried. This is the business part of the game, you know,” Paul said. “These contract negotiations will happen to players, agents and all employees.”
“And (Micar) Bridges, another player on our team,” Paul continued, “I hope they can handle this and go back to the game and do what they should do.”
The famous ESPN reporter Adrian Wonalowsky said in his guest “The Jump”: “Bridges, like Ayton, can complete the rookie contract with the Suns on the deadline (October 18, local time). Early renewal of the contract. At present Bridges has discussed with the Suns to renew in advance, but the two sides have not yet reached an agreement.”
For the Suns, if they fail to renew Ayton and Bridges in advance, they can provide them with a qualification offer during the offseason next year. In this way, the two will become restricted free agents.
The Suns renewed Paul’s contract this summer and currently have two top-paid players on the team (the other is Devin Booker). For the Suns owner, the future will face huge salary pressure. Therefore, Savor is very cautious about renewing Ayton and Bridges in advance.Return to Sohu to see more
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