Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns sign five-year, $158M extension

Tanya Simon
July 8, 2018

"'Book' has been a pillar for the Suns franchise ever since he arrived in Phoenix in 2015".

When the 2018 offseason began, one objective was the single-minded priority of the Phoenix Suns, signing their growing superstar Devin Booker to a max contract extension. "This agreement reflects a commitment from both parties to the Phoenix community, the state of Arizona and Suns fans worldwide".

On the evening of July 7, 2018, it was officially announced that they had, five-years, and $158 million, a $31.6 million a year average salary.

"Thank you to the Suns for drafting me and believing in me", he said. "I look forward to the future & pursuing a title as a Sun".

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Through his first 3 seasons with the Suns, Booker has averaged 19.8 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 208 games. Since then, he has become a fan favorite and rising star in the National Basketball Association.

Looking to cement himself as one of the league's best young players in year two, Booker put the entire league on notice on March 24, 2017, scoring 70 points in Boston. He is the third youngest player to ever reach 4,000 points in a career, behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant, and he won the 2018 National Basketball Association 3-point shooting contest, after finishing third in 2017. He set a franchise record for most points in a game while smashing his old career-high of 39, a total he reached after three quarters.

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker is one of the youngest National Basketball Association players to reach 4,000 points. Warren, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender, surrounding him, Booker can continue to grow and hopefully add to his already accomplished, impressive resume.

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