Ahhhh.... what it would be like to wake up as Devin Booker today. The rising Phoenix Suns star inked one of the biggest contracts in the NBA yesterday. It’s a five year $158 million extension.
This makes Booker one of the highest paid players in the NBA and it shows that he got over being mad about the organization letting go of his buddy Tyler Ulis.
Devin Booker was the sixth or seventh man off of the bench on that historic 38-1 team. And now he is arguably the best layer from that team in the NBA. Booker has been nothing short of phenomenal with the Suns ever since he was drafted. The Suns have committed long term to Booker and have been trying to draft a good team around him.
Tweets of the Day
Hamidou Diallo showed out tonight. pic.twitter.com/Ya7pReey9K— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) July 8, 2018
Good for Hamidou Diallo. He looked more like Hami vs. Buffalo.
Devin Booker's career is off to a strong start:— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 8, 2018
- Youngest with 60- or 70-point game in NBA history (20 yrs, 145 days)
- 3rd-youngest to reach 4,000 career points (LeBron & Durant)
- Averaged 2nd-most PPG (24.9) by a guard 21 or younger last season (Michael Jordan - 28.2) pic.twitter.com/r5yGZ14aly
Those are pretty good stats.
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
8 years ago today, LeBron James took his talents to South Beach on "The Decision."— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 8, 2018
One year later, he apologized for it. https://t.co/ehn8yMYusS pic.twitter.com/PeTtnNxoKH
That means my anniversary is the day after tomorrow.
Kevin Knox wows in debut for Knicks | Yahoo!- I doubt many New York Knicks fans are booing after what Knox did last night. He put up 22 points and showed every bit of his versatility hitting shots from all over the court. If he continues to mature and develop then he has “star” written all over him.
Hot damn! Kevin Knox starts off with a BANG! pic.twitter.com/8wiDYl0ipQ— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) July 7, 2018
Malik Monk out with injury | NBA.com- Malik Monk went bananas the other night scoring 23 points for the Hornets in the summer league. But we won’t get to see him finish out the summer due to a fractured thumb that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.
Hamidou Diallo lifts Thunder to summer league win | NBA.com- Diallo came off of the bench and scored 18 points for the Thunder. He scored in a variety of ways. Diallo can definitely contribute as a sixth man type player down the road.
The tragic life of Cliff Rozier | WDRB- More on the life and untimely death of the UofL great. He battled his demons until the end.
Ex-UCLA player dies in police standoff | ESPN- Tyler Honeycutt was a good player at UCLA and spent some time in the NBA. His life ended after an apparent suicide that followed a standoff with police. He was 27.
Marvin Bagley out for Kings | CBS- Bagley suffered a hip injury in last night’s summer league game. He will have an MRI on Monday and will likely miss the rest of the summer league.
Luke Walton will meet with Tyronn Lue | Sporting News- Sources say that Lebron James hasn’t been communicating at all with his new coach in LA. So Walton is going to take matters in his own hands and discuss with Lue what it’s like to coach James.
First four boys out of Thai cave | CNN- In a story that will be developing throughout the day, the first four boys have been rescued from a cave in Thailand. This is an extremely dangerous rescue mission and our thoughts and prayers are with all of those involved.
UFC turns into WWE | CBS- Brock Lesnar rushed the octagon last night in what looked like a very staged WWE style confrontation with champion Daniel Cormier. I don’t watch UFC so I’m not one to speak on the legitimacy of the sport.