Phoenix Suns: Regrading the 5 Largest Signings of the Last 5 Years

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Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker
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Phoenix Suns Signing Regrades: Extending Devin Booker in 2018

Devin Booker immediately proved himself as a fruitful investment for the Suns, averaging 19.8 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game during his first three seasons as a pro. It prompted then general manager Ryan McDonough to offer him a max-level contract extension, which he whole heartedly deserved.

Now the Suns find themselves locked up with arguably the game’s brightest young star through until the 2023-24 season. Cut over five years, Booker continues to earn slightly over $158 million dollars, but he remains worth every single penny.

Booker fueled Phoenix’s Western Conference conquest as their leading scorer with 27.3 postseason points per contest. Also with only last year’s playoff run under his belt, Booker already finds himself as a top 10 Sun in total playoff points scored.

At only 24-years-old and about to enter into his prime, you simply cannot ask for a better situation regarding a singular player than this one. Obviously the Suns were never going to let Booker’s deal expire and allow him to walk, but that does not make their choice to extend him any less of a great call.

 Grade: A+