UPDATE: According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Ayton has been cleared to play:
Ayton reportedly is out today after missing a scheduled covid-19 test:
Broadcast says Deandre Ayton missed his COVID-19 testing on Sunday, which is why he's not playing for the Suns today.— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) August 10, 2020
That is absolutely inexcusable.
While the Suns are led by Devin Booker, Ayton is a huge part of the Suns’ starting lineup, averaging 19 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game.
The Suns have gone 5-0 so far in the bubble to pull within 1.5 games of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.