Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker agree on 4-year, $224 million supermax extension

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has agreed to a four-year, $224 million supermax extension, his agents Jessica Holtz and CAA Basketball’s Melvin Booker told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Booker’s deal, agreed early Friday, begins 2024-25 and brings his total contract value to six years and $295 million.

Booker, 25, has become the face of the Suns franchise since he was drafted 13th overall by Phoenix in the summer of 2015, including leading the Suns — alongside future Hall of Famer Chris Paul — to the NBA Finals at the year 2021.

He is now officially tied to Phoenix for the 2027-28 season after agreeing to that four-year extension, which will only begin once his current contract expires after the 2023-24 season.

Booker averaged 26.8 points, 5 rebounds and 4.8 assists for Phoenix last season, made his third straight All-Star appearance and was fourth in the league’s Most Valuable Player poll. He was also named to the All-NBA First Team as he played for a Suns team that finished with a 64-18 league record.

By being named to the All-NBA team last season, Booker qualified to receive the supermax from the Suns this offseason.

Phoenix’s season then ended in disappointment with a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Phoenix’s home field in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Now the Suns are hoping to turn things back in a positive direction this offseason. With Booker’s extension completed, Phoenix will focus on figuring out the future of starting center Deandre Ayton, who is a restricted free agent, and forward Cam Johnson’s potential extension status.

Additionally, the Suns are among the teams Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has on his wish list after he asked for a trade Thursday, sources told Wojnarowski.

After Phoenix didn’t win more than 39 games in Booker’s first six NBA seasons, the Suns have gone 115-39 combined for the past two years, including the organization’s first NBA Finals appearance since Charles Barkley led Phoenix there in 1993 .

The Suns are hoping for continued growth from Booker, who has developed into one of the league’s elite guards during his eight seasons at the Valley of the Sun — and particularly in the last two seasons, which he has played alongside Paul.

Booker, who had 70 points in a game in Boston earlier in his career, had several massive games two seasons ago during Phoenix’s playoff run, including 47 points to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the first round away those playoffs and back-to-back 40-point games against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals.

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