Suns Discussing Contract Extension With Forward

The Phoenix Suns had a dominant regular season last year, tops in the entire NBA with a 64-18 record. And while Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton get most of the acclaim, they couldn't have done it without several other rising stars. 

Sunday, we learned that Suns general manager James Jones is working on locking up another one of those young guns, Cam Johnson, on a big rookie extension.

“We’re having discussions," said Jones. "Cam is a big part of what we do. Really excited for the progress he’s shown over the last few years, especially last year. He’s primed to take some steps forward." 

The 25-year-old power forward took a big leap forward in his 3rd year this past season, as Jones alluded to, upping his scoring (12.5 points per game), rebounding (4.1) and assists (1.5) to career highs. He also shot a career-best 42.5% from three-point range—with volume. He finished 3rd in voting for the NBA's 6th Man of the Year.

Johnson was the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and has improved year over year since entering the league. 

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