NBA News: Suns Sign Key Player to 4-Year Extension


The Phoenix Suns are heading into their first playoffs with their so-called Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. But a 4th important member of their starting unit is small forward Grayson Allen. The defensive pest and long-range sniper just completed a terrific first season in the desert, and now he's been rewarded with a big four-year extension.

The 4-year deal is worth $70 million, and follows the 28-year-old's career year. Allen ended the regular season with the best three-point percentage in the NBA at an incredible 46.1%.  Allen drained 205 threes, taking about six per game. On the whole, he also averaged career highs in points at 13.5 per game, rebounds at 3.9 and assists with 3.0 per game. He played in 75 contests.  

Allen was certainly thrilled with his first season in the desert (and his rich extension), saying on Tuesday, “I love being in Phoenix and believe in what we can achieve here. Thank you to Mat Ishbia and the organization for embracing me. I’m excited to make a long-term commitment to remain in this community and continue building with this team.”

The Suns finished 6th in the West at 49-33, and meet the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs. 

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