Suns, Booker nearing max extension

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When the Phoenix Suns parted ways with backup point guard Tyler Ulis earlier in July, rumblings surfaced that star shooting guard Devin Booker wasn't very happy about his team's decision.

He has been general manager Ryan McDonough's most decorated draft pick in Phoenix, a freshman out of Kentucky who dropped to No. 13 in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft.

Booker and team officials are said to be close to finalizing a 5-year extension to the tune of $158 million, the absolute highest ask in the current CBA agreement.

The Suns presented the offer to Booker in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

According to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, the sides are "progressing" toward a max extension and could finalize terms as soon as this weekend.

This isn't the only bit of business the Suns have been doing this offseason, as they also drafted Deandre Ayton number one overall in the 2018 Draft and trading for number 10 pick Mikal Bridges. The main ingredient in their potential upswing, at least on paper, remains Dev Booker, the Kentucky alum that swung for 70 points once last season, ending the season with averages of 24.9 points and 4.7 assists per game.

The 21-year-old Booker has quickly become the face of the Suns' franchise and continued to improve all facets of his game.

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