But Phoenix isn’t averse to rookie-scale extensions.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet has agreed to a four-year, $43 million rookie contract extension, his agent @GeorgeLangberg tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 18, 2021
That’s a lot to a pay a fourth guard (behind Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Cameron Payne). Phoenix clearly believes in Shamet, trading Jevon Carter and the No. 29 pick to the Nets for him. The Suns put a premium on 3-point shooting, and that’s Shamet’s specialty.
But Shamet has mostly trended the wrong direction since making the 2019 All-Rookie second team with the 76ers/Clippers.
Maybe Shamet will rediscover his groove in Phoenix.
This is a large bet for the team to make on it, though.