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

08 July, 2018, 15:21 | Author: Candice Daniels
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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".

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Symptoms include coughing up blood, fever, chills, night sweats, shortness of breath, chest pains, weight loss and fatigue. Tuberculosis is serious lung infection and transmitted between people through the air, usually by coughing or sneezing.

"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.

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