Suns Extend Bridges


Phoenix Suns Lock Up Mikal Bridges with Four-Year, $90 Million Extension

The Phoenix Suns have reloaded and are looking to make it back to the NBA Finals.

After re-signing All-Star point guard Chris Paul this offseason, the Suns checked another important point off their preseason to-do list on Sunday afternoon.

To close out the weekend, the Suns and Mikal Bridges agreed to a rookie scale contract extension worth $90 million over four years. Bridges, who the Suns acquired on draft night back in 2018 for the rights of Zhaire Smith, has blossomed into one of the best young two-way players in the game. Last season, Bridges took a big leap forward, averaging 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.5 percent from three-point range.

“Wherever he has gone, he has won,” Bridges’ agent Sam Goldfeder told ESPN once the contract became official. “It’s no accident. He is the player who buys into a culture as well as sets a culture.”


Outside of Bridges and Paul, both Devin Booker and Cameron Payne have also been signed long-term.

The Suns are still negotiating a long-term deal for former first overall pick DeAndre Ayton. The big man, who is coming off a career season and a dominant playoff stretch, is said to be seeking a max contract of $172.5 million over five years, but the two sides are reportedly not close on a deal at this time. The deadline for Ayton to sign his rookie scale extension is October 18.


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