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Deandre Ayton enters Health and Safety Protocols

Ayton one of two Suns players, along with head coach Monty Williams, currently working through the league's protocols.

Suns center Deandre Ayton is averaging a double-double for a fourth consecutive season.

Suns center Deandre Ayton has entered the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols, per the team.

Under adjusted isolation rules, protocols require players to be sidelined at least six days or record two negative COVID-19 tests in a 24-hour period before they can resume basketball activities.

The fourth-year center is averaging 17.0 points and 11.1 rebounds, shooting 62.6% in 30.7 minutes per game.

Ayton and the Suns play Memphis on Monday, before taking on the Thunder this Wednesday (9 ET; League Pass). He joins Jae Crowder under the protocols, as well as head coach Monty Williams. Guard Elfrid Payton was cleared and made available just before gametime.