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Breaking: Deandre Ayton Has Reportedly Signed Offer Sheet

Deandre Ayton on the court for the Suns.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 08: Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns in game two of the NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena on July 08, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Bucks 118-108. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Moments ago, all the reports linking DeAndre Ayton to the Indiana Pacers were validated. 

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pacers have agreed to a four-year, $133 million maximum offer sheet with Ayton. 

The Phoenix Suns have 48 hours to make a decision on Ayton. They can either match this offer or let him walk for nothing in return. 

Prior to this news, Ayton was being mentioned in a potential sign-and-trade deal. Some thought the Suns would find a way to acquire Myles Turner from the Pacers. 

During the 2021-22 season, Ayton averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. The former No. 1 pick was hopeful he'd receive a massive raise this offseason. 

Ayton ultimately fell out of favor in Phoenix during the playoffs. He was benched in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals for "internal reasons." 

If the Suns don't match Ayton's offer sheet from the Pacers, he'll get a fresh start in Indiana. 

We'll know more about Ayton's future in the coming days.