Devin Booker releases statement after new contract with Suns

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Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns put pen to paper on Saturday, as the 21-year-old guard signed a maximum contract extension.

Booker is coming off his most productive year in his third campaign in the league as he averaged 24.9 points.

After being selected with the No. 11 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Malik Monk flew well under the radar during his rookie year in the league. The 6-6 guard won the JBL Three-Point Contest at NBA All-Star 2018, setting an event record in the final round to take the title.

In his tweet, he said he was "humbled and honored" to sign the deal. "Devin and the team both wanted to extend his agreement with the club as long as we possibly could".

"I look at Marvin's all-around game", Kings general manager Vlade Divac told reporters after the draft. "This agreement reflects a commitment from both parties to the Phoenix community, the state of Arizona and Suns fans worldwide".

His 2,774 career points are fourth-most for a player before the age of 21, trailing only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.

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

Booker, 21, has rapidly developed into the Suns' cornerstone star and the franchise's hope to lead it out of the lottery and back to the National Basketball Association playoffs.

After the season, Booker said his days of missing the playoffs were over.

Booker will be 26, and presumably approaching his prime, when the new contract expires.



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