One of the NBA's youngest stars is about to get PAID. According to a report, the Phoenix Suns are nearing a big Devin Booker contract extension.
Booker is entering his fourth year in the league, but he will be just 22 next season. This season, he averaged just under 25 points per game, knocking down over 38-percent of his three pointers.
Just a few days ago, there was reportedly a bit of a rift with two sides, after the Suns waived his good friend and former college teammate Tyler Ulis.
That was probably a tough moment. However, it is a business, as we're always reminded. For Booker, the best business in the immediate future is staying in Phoenix.
As the team that drafted him, the Suns can offer him a pretty huge maximum deal. That offer has reportedly been made.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Suns' Devin Booker contract offer is five years for $158 million.
That is an incredible haul for a 21-year old. From ESPN:
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are progressing toward finalizing a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension as soon as the weekend, league sources tell ESPN. The Suns presented the offer to Booker in Los Angeles on Tuesday, sources said.
Both sides plan to finalize the agreement shortly after the conclusion of the moratorium on Friday, league sources said.
The Suns have had a rough few years, but Booker has been a bright spot. The team has done a solid job of stacking a number of young assets around him as well.
Last season, Kansas wing Josh Jackson was the Suns' pick at No. 4 overall. He came on strong over the course of his rookie year.
This season, the team added Arizona center Deandre Ayton No. 1, and acquired Villanova star Mikal Bridges in a draft night deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was the tenth pick.