The Suns have announced that Devin Booker signed his max contract extension.
Booker is now set for life.
In his third season, Booker came up just short of making a stacked Western Conference All-Star team. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points per game and shot career-highs from both 2-point and 3-point range, as well as the free throw line.
While Booker was certainly going to eventually be paid, it’s interesting that this extension comes just days after former Wildcat guard and Booker’s best friend, Tyler Ulis, was waived by the team.
Booker’s time in Phoenix should grow well with former Arizona star Deandre Ayton joining the mix after being selected first overall in this summer’s NBA Draft. The elevation of last year’s fourth-overall pick, Josh Jackson, should be impactful as well.
The West is certainly tough but the Suns look to be just 1-2 pieces away from the playoffs. Hopefully, their young guys like Josh Jackson and Deandre Ayton turn into the stars Booker needs to help Phoenix become a playoff team.