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Devin Booker agrees to a 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 Melvin Booker of CAA Basketball, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Booker’s deal starts in 2024-25 and brings the total value of his contract to six years and $295 million.

Booker, 25, has become the face of the Suns franchise since being selected 13th overall by Phoenix in the summer of 2015, including carrying the Suns, along with future member Hall of Famer Chris Paul to the NBA Finals in 2021.

Now, he’s officially tied to Phoenix through the 2027-28 season after agreeing to this four-year extension, which won’t even start until his current contract expires after the 2023-24 season.

Booker averaged 26.8 points, 5 rebounds and 4.8 assists last season for Phoenix, making his third straight All-Star appearance and finishing fourth in league MVP voting. He was also named to the All-NBA First Team while playing for a Suns team that finished with a league-leading 64-18 record.

It was by making the All-NBA team last season that Booker qualified to receive the Suns’ supermax this offseason.

Phoenix then saw its season come to a disappointing conclusion with a loss at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks on Phoenix’s home court in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Now, the Suns hope to start turning things in a positive direction this offseason. With Booker’s extension set, Phoenix’s attention will turn to figuring out the future of starting center Deandre Ayton, who is a restricted free agent, and the potential extension status of forward Cam Johnson.

After Phoenix hadn’t won more than 39 games during Booker’s first six NBA seasons, the Suns are now a combined 115-39 in the past two years, including the first NBA Finals appearance for the organization since Charles Barkley brought Phoenix there in 1993.

The Suns expect continued growth from Booker, who has become one of the elite shooting guards in the league during his eight seasons in the Valley of the Sun and, specifically, during the past two seasons playing alongside Paul.

Booker, who had scored 70 points in a game in Boston earlier in his career, had several massive games during Phoenix’s playoff run two seasons ago, including scoring 47 to close out the Los Angeles Lakers on the road in Game 1. 6 in the first round of those playoffs and back-to-back 40-point games against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals.

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