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Suns, Devin Booker finalizing 5-year, $158M extension

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jul 3, 2018.

  1. J.R.

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    when i see bad teams handing out big money im like why? my guess is it makes sense if they want to trade someone like booker for future picks, but tyreke evans?
     
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    I guess he forgave them for releasing his buddy Tyler Ulis.
     
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    Worth every penny. Dude is so good
     
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    I think he's overrated and too full of himself, but we'll see.
     
  6. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Would be averaging 31.6 mil / year. And he's only 21.

    Envy. Yes, envy, would be the word that comes to mind. :D
     
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    This kid is in the same tax bracket as lebrawn Jaymes and Chris Paul. Crazy.
     
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    ain't worth it. giving guys like booker max contracts pretty much caps you at low 50 wins unless things just go miraculously well for you in other areas.
     
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    oh well, PHX lucked out getting a young player of his caliber with the 13th pick...he’s the best thing they got going for them
     
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    grossly overpaid. 31mil? :eek::eek:
    Hello future bottom 10 worst contract of the league.
     
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    He’s out of his mind! Why didn’t he take the 1.2mil option in gs?
     
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    damn. was kinda hoping he'd go to the worriers for below the mle
     
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    Good job staying irrelevant, PHX.
     
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    We should be happy someone is sticking with their team actually
     
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    i agree and i suppose one way to look at it is that phoenix isn't going to be good for a while anyway so why not just lock up booker to sell tickets. but at some point you're going to wish you weren't paying booker 35M and you're going to miss out on a move you could make. players like booker are just traps. you can't trade them because they're "your franchise guy" but they aren't real "franchise guys" and you just get stuck paying them a ton. like late 1st round picks that turn into nice but not great players. they seem great initially, but they turn into market value free agents who are getting paid 80% of true max guys and yet hardly move the needle.
     
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    Devin Booker, the REAL Klay Thompson.
     
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    I prefer even more talent to go to GS. It's time for the whole thing to come crashing down.
     
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    Smart move would be what Orlando, Bucks, and Rockets did...let them get that contract somewhere else and then match

    Turns out not much of a market for Restricted Free agents as Clint, Parker, and Gordon learned.

    Julius Randle signed for $9 million a year. GM don't want to tie up money to Restricted FA knowing teams will match.


    Great job SUNS. Keeping staying in that 40 wins(on a good year) range.
     
  19. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    I tried to find a positive thing about this signing. Young player, very good offense, still has time to develop his defense. But, wow.

    https://deadspin.com/okay-sure-devin-booker-is-now-a-max-player-1827429559

    Snippets of ^ :

    I'd encourage you guys to read the entire article. It's a good one. And the comments section destroy Booker, as well.
     
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    And I thought Gilbert Arenas '08 contract was crazy. At least he had success. Makes no sense to give him this contract but good luck Suns.
     
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