Devin Booker Likely To Be Eligible For Supermax Extension This Summer

Perhaps the timing could be a bit better, as Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are only a couple of days off of suffering an embarrassing defeat in Game 7 of the second-round to the Dallas Mavericks.

But now that the focus is on the offseason, Booker appears to be in for a huge payday. If he is named for the first time to one of the All-NBA Teams (thought to be a foregone conclusion), he will become eligible for the Supermax Extension of 4-years, $211M. 

Book finished 4th in MVP voting, so the All-NBA selection is nearly assured.  

The supermax would mean that Booker's annual salary would rise to a high of $58.5M by his age-31 season in 2027-28. 

According to ESPN's capologist expert and Insider Bobby Marks, "Since the All-Star break, Booker was one of three players to average 30 points while shooting 50% from the field and 40% on 3-pointers, per ESPN Stats & Information research. The other players were Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum. He is also one of three players to average at least 25 points in each of the past four seasons, joining Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James."

Despite that shaky Game 7, Booker has a long resume that dictates the upcoming contract, which will be the largest in Suns history.

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