The Phoenix Suns announced the signings of first-round picks T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis on Friday shortly after coming to terms with Ennis. Warren had been signed for a while but Ennis’ deal was held up because of small negotiations, according to Paul Coro.
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Rookie salaries are based on a predetermined scale and are constructed with two guaranteed years followed by two team option seasons. Warren will make $9.48 million if he reaches the end of the four years, while Ennis would pocket $7.65, reports Coro.
Ennis’ agreement puts to bed any lingering rumors about his status following draft-day rumors said he was garnering interest from the Toronto Raptors. Teams cannot trade first-round picks until 30 days have passed from their signing, though there can be handshake agreement, as is the case for the Kevin Love trade to Cleveland that will ship first overall pick Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota.
With the signings of the two first-round picks, the Suns have 13 players on the roster with Eric Bledsoe‘s status still to-be-decided. NBA squads can carry a maximum of 15 players into the regular season.