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Scotto: The Phoenix Suns mentioned a contract extension spanning 4 years between $66 and $72 million with ahead Cameron Johnson at completely different factors earlier than the beginning of the season, league sources advised HoopsHype.
In years previous, shooters equivalent to Davis Bertans, Joe Harris, and Duncan Robinson have all earned common annual salaries round that vary. Nevertheless, with the wage cap anticipated to rise considerably, and given Johnson’s outstanding position on a championship contender, some across the league imagine he can surpass these figures with an excellent season.
After being promoted to a full-time starter, Johnson was capturing a career-high 43.1 p.c from 3-point vary earlier than struggling a torn meniscus that required surgical procedure and can reportedly preserve him out for 1-2 months.
Wanting forward, it’s price noting the Suns beforehand prolonged Mikal Bridges on a four-year, $90 million deal, and there are executives across the league who don’t imagine the Suns wish to go anyplace close to that vary to maintain Cam Johnson, who turns 27 in March.
Gozlan: It’s been introduced he’s going to do the trim, so he’s solely going to overlook 1-2 months. Even when he was to do a restore and be out for the yr, I’d nonetheless assume he’d get round these figures you talked about. Collin Sexton simply went via that after having a torn meniscus and was out all of final yr. He acquired 4 years and $72 million. I feel it doesn’t matter what, Johnson’s that sort of flooring.
You talked about a few of these shooters like Bertans, Harris, and Robinson. He’s higher than all of these guys. He’s extra athletic. Moreover being a shooter, he’s higher at creating his shot than these guys.
I’m wondering how a lot they prioritized extending him as a result of now that he’s not prolonged, he’s a lot simpler to commerce. They might simply commerce him if wanted.