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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has agreed to a four-year, $224 million supermax contract extension, in news first reported by ESPN. The team announced the deal on July 7.
On the dotted line. ✍️ pic.twitter.com/RfB9PIIZXc
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 7, 2022
Signed sealed delivered ☑️@Suns
— Book (@DevinBook) July 7, 2022
“Devin has had a truly special impact on our organization, our fanbase and the Valley community since he first arrived in Phoenix,” Suns owner Robert Sarver said in a statement released by the team. “We are grateful for all his contributions and we are thrilled to ensure that he will remain in a Phoenix Suns uniform into the future.”
After signing his deal, Booker released the following statement via the team:
“Phoenix, Thank you for allowing me to grow. The love from this city has been there from the beginning. I’m honored and humbled to call this place home.”
A three-time All-Star coming off his first All-NBA campaign — Booker earned First Team honors after averaging 26.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 46.6% — this extension would begin with the 2024-25 campaign and link him to Phoenix through 2027-28.
He helped the Suns win a franchise record 64 games and finished fourth in voting for NBA MVP after leading the league in points per touch and shooting 56.9% from the field in clutch time.
“Devin, with his work ethic and commitment to excellence, has established himself as one of the league’s best players, elevating himself and our organization,” Suns GM James Jones said in a statement. “We are beyond excited to extend the mutual commitment between Book, the Suns and the Phoenix community. He is just getting started.”
Entering his eighth season out of Kentucky, Booker has steadily improved his efficiency and playmaking as Phoenix has emerged from the land of the lottery to reach title contention. A run to the NBA Finals in 2021 was followed by a COVID -and injury-marred semifinal exit to the Mavericks, who knocked the Suns out in seven.