And while it will come down to Doncic and Ayton for Rookie of the Year consideration, with Doncic a big favorite, Ayton says there are bigger things to him than the Rookie of the Year honor.
“Right now I think there’s bigger things than Rookie of the Year for me,” Ayton said, during an interview with The Step Back’s Ti Windisch.
“This is a franchise that needs a winning culture, and I think I have bigger things ahead other than a Rookie of the Year. I’m trying to change a whole city around.”
Ayton is having a solid season, averaging 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the Suns, who own the NBA’s second worst record.
Nets’ Caris LeVert Out Following Surgery
LaVery suffered the injury during Sunday night’s loss to the Phoenix Suns and then underwent an X-ray exam, followed by an MRI.
LaVert has averaged 16.8 points per game this season for the Nets.
Rockets’ Clint Capela Out with Concussion
Capela took a charge late in the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers when he collided with Clippers’ JaMychel Green and seemed to have hit his head.
Capela was evaluated for a concussion following the collision.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis Out with Rib Injury
Davis injured his rib during Tuesday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix.
Davis is reportedly also dealing with a right shoulder injury, which makes it more important for the Lakers to play it safe, especially this early in the season.
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