Home » Sport

Devin Booker agrees to 5-year, $158 million deal with Phoenix

08 July, 2018, 15:21 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • 2018 Summer League Preview        by Brian Witt

Devin Booker, the high-scoring guard at the heart of Phoenix's rebuilding plans, has signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract with the Suns.

Booker, 21, is one of the NBA's elite young scorers and his extension cements his status as a major piece of the Suns' franchise.

Bagley, the No. 2 pick in last month's draft, had 15 points and seven rebounds in the Kings' 71-61 loss Saturday to the Phoenix Suns in a summer showcase game that pitted Bagley against No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton.

He has been general manager Ryan McDonough's most decorated draft pick in Phoenix, taken as a freshman out of Kentucky who dropped to No. 13 in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft.

"'Book' has been a pillar for the Suns franchise ever since he arrived in Phoenix in 2015", McDonough said in a news release announcing the signing. "Devin and the team both wanted to extend his agreement with the club as long as we possibly could".

Here's the latest on Celtics guard Marcus Smart
The likes of Clint Capela, Jabari Parker and Zach LaVine are all still in the same boat as the tenacious Celtics defender. As a restricted free agent, the Celtics can match any offer that comes Smart's way.

"I've been treated right from the day I was drafted, even when I was a rookie and didn't play much", said Booker, according to Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic.

Booker has 4,120 career points and eclipsed the 4,000-point mark on March 2, 2018, at the age of 21 years, 123 days old.

But while Booker has amassed big individual statistics, there has been little team success.

This is just the first of what should be many battles between Ayton and Bagley as pros.

Recommended:



Popular

It's not coming home yet, England
Despite reaching the semi-final, Southgate was keen to stress that his players were still developing. ENGLAND march into today's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden with the nation behind them.

US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't
Although the USA does not have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, it is its most powerful ally and top arms supplier. USA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the destroyers Mustin and Benfold carried out the passage.

Putin invites Team Russia players, head coach to discuss World Cup results
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said Subasic's uncertain health had affected his substitution management going into extra time . Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, already hobbled with a leg injury, could do nothing but watch it hit the net.

Hamilton blazes to pole position for British GP
His lap of one minute 25.892 seconds was a track record. "I would say it felt like the most pressurized lap that I've ever had. Williams has only four points this season and Harris acknowledged on Friday she had been "dreading" the team's home race.

Grayson Allen, Trae Young got tangled up in a summer league game
Atlanta will have also been encouraged by John Collins, who had a game-high 30 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes. After coming off a pindown, Young popped out to the top of the 3-point arc and caught a pass and was met by Allen.

She Was 'in Agony,' Still Tried to Call Off Ambulance
Ms Cramer said despite the woman clearly being in "agony", she seemed to be more concerned by the financial impact of treatment. A 2012 federal investigation found the median ambulance cost per ride was between $224 and $2,204.

Neymar, Brazil head home early once again with many questions
At the end of the day, Neymar's still a bloody popular player - the dude has nearly 99 million Instagram followers and counting. A stingy Brazil team has only conceded once in the tournament and Lukaku said it is hard to find weaknesses.

#WC2018: Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to set up semi against England
Croatia started the second half more urgent than they did the first and looked the more unsafe out of the two sides. Croatia will play England, who earlier beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday.

Kane says 'we're buzzing' after reaching World Cup semi
And the travelling support roared with delight as the Three Lions won their most significant tournament match since Italia 90 2-0. England fans were split with a mix of nerves and confidence ahead of the World Cup quarter-final tie with Sweden .

LeBron James Approved All Of Lakers’ Recent Acquisitions
The power forward shot 45.8% from the field, and served as a nice complement to the all-around playing style of LeBron James . Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson , JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo will all be joining on one-year deals.