Suns and Devin Booker finalising four-year, $214m supermax extension
The Suns were said to be looking at moves for Kevin Durant on Thursday but first took care of Devin Booker.
Devin Booker has established himself as one of the game’s elite players, and now he will be paid like one. Booker and the Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms on a four-year, $214million supermax contract extension, according to multiple reports. The extension will begin after the remaining two years and $70m which Booker has left on his current deal signed in 2019.
Among the NBA’s most consistent scorers, Booker has been an All-Star in each of the last three seasons and finished fourth in the MVP race in 2021-22. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team this past year after averaging a career-high 26.8 points to go with 5.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He was joined on the first team by Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic.
Booker, who was entering the final year of a five-year, $158m deal, was drafted 13th overall by the Suns in 2015 out of Kentucky. He improved his scoring average each of his first four seasons and is one of only three players to average at least 25 points in the past four seasons, along with Antetokounmpo and LeBron James.
Booker will also be the cover athlete for the NBA 2K23, per sources. He will feature among an exclusive group to appear on the cover that includes Doncic, James, Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant. As the Suns worked on the Booker deal on Thursday, the team were also reported to be near the front of the queue for Durant, who has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.