Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has agreed on a four-year, $224 million supermax extension, his brokers, Jessica Holtz and Melvin Booker of CAA Basketball, informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Booker’s deal begins in 2024-25 and brings his complete contract worth to 6 years and $295 million.
Booker, 25, has grow to be the face of the Suns franchise since being drafted 13th general by Phoenix in the summertime of 2015, together with main the Suns — alongside future Corridor of Famer Chris Paul — to the NBA finals in 2021.
Now, he is formally tethered to Phoenix via the 2027-28 season after agreeing to this four-year extension, which will not even start till after his present contract expires following the 2023-24 season.
Booker averaged 26.eight factors, 5 rebounds and 4.eight assists this previous season for Phoenix, making his third straight All-Star look and ending fourth within the league’s Most Useful Participant award voting. He was additionally named to the All-NBA first crew as he performed for a Suns crew that completed with a league-leading 64-18 document.
It was by making the All-NBA crew this previous season that Booker certified to obtain the supermax from the Suns this offseason.
Phoenix then noticed its season come to a disappointing conclusion with a rout by the hands of the Dallas Mavericks on Phoenix’s house courtroom in Sport 7 of the Western Convention semifinals.
Now, the Suns are hoping to start turning issues again in a optimistic course this offseason. With Booker’s extension all set, Phoenix’s consideration will flip to determining the way forward for beginning middle Deandre Ayton, who’s a restricted free agent, and the potential extension standing of ahead Cam Johnson.
As well as, the Suns are among the many groups Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has on his wish list after requesting to be traded Thursday, sources informed Wojnarowski.
After Phoenix hadn’t gained greater than 39 video games via Booker’s first six NBA seasons, the Suns have now gone a mixed 115-39 over the previous two years, together with the primary NBA finals look for the group since Charles Barkley led Phoenix there in 1993.
The Suns will hope for continued progress from Booker, who has blossomed into one of many league’s elite guards throughout his eight seasons within the Valley of the Solar — and, particularly, over the previous two seasons taking part in alongside Paul.
Booker, who had scored 70 factors in a recreation in Boston earlier in his profession, had a number of huge video games throughout Phoenix’s playoff run two seasons in the past, together with scoring 47 to shut out the Los Angeles Lakers on the highway in Sport 6 of the primary spherical of these playoffs and back-to-back 40-point video games in opposition to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks within the NBA finals.