Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns.
It is clear he is comfortable operating in lofty surroundings, even on a morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, despite a sign on the wall that warned of the dangers of physical exertion at 7,000 feet of altitude.
Whats that, 7,000? Nah, I need more like 15. That was pretty light, Ayton quipped. I dont have that little chest burn feeling when youre at such a high altitude. It was fun.