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Report: Suns 'progressing toward' 5-year contract extension with Devin Booker

Report: Suns 'progressing toward' 5-year contract extension with Devin Booker
Posted at 4:41 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 23:39:47-04

The Phoenix Suns and star guard Devin Booker could come to an agreement on a lucrative contract extension as soon as this weekend, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday.

Booker reportedly met with Suns owner Robert Sarver and general manager Ryan McDonough in Los Angeles on Tuesday to discuss the details of a maximum contract extension that Wojnarowski reports would be for five years and $158 million. Booker is entering the fourth year of his current rookie contract with the Suns and is set to make $3.3 million next season.

The 21-year-old Booker was selected by the Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He averaged 24.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 54 games with the Suns last season. New Suns center Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, said he and Booker could form "Shaq and Kobe 2.0" in Phoenix.

A report Sunday said Booker was upset with the team after the release of best friend and former college teammate Tyler Ulis.

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