Devin Booker will be part of the Phoenix Suns organization for the foreseeable future. Devin Booker has just signed a 5-year max extension with the Suns for $158 million dollars. Saying he is “humbled” and “honored,” guard Devin Booker signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension with the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. The team announced the completion of the deal, and Booker tweeted about it as well.
I am humbled & honored to commit to the Suns organization long term. I loved calling Phoenix home the last 3 seasons as this team & community are special to me. Thank you to the Suns for drafting me and believing in me. I look forward to the future & pursuing a title as a Sun. pic.twitter.com/AHRaraPww6
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) July 8, 2018
The 21-year-old has become one of the best scorers in the NBA today. The sad part is that he hasn’t had much help and that’s why they ended up with the worse record in the league. The 2018 NBA Draft was good to the Phoenix Suns though and it seems like they’re turning things around. With the #1 draft pick, they selected DeAndre Ayton and made a trade for Makil Bridges, the future looks bright. Ayton is projected to be a guy that has instant impact and Makil Bridges is someone I’m very high on. They added a veteran presence by signing Trevor Ariza to a one-year deal go with their lottery pick, Josh Jackson from last year.
In 2017, Booker became the first player in franchise history to score 70 points, doing so against the Boston Celtics in a March 24 game. Booker was 20 years, 145 days old at the time of his 70-point night, making him the youngest player in NBA history to score 60 or more points in a game.
Booker averaged 24.9 points per game in his third NBA season. He has been general manager Ryan McDonough’s most decorated draft pick in Phoenix, taken as a freshman out of Kentucky who dropped to No. 13 in the 2015 NBA draft.
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