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Suns giving Landry Shamet four-year, $43M contract extension

Suns guard Landry Shamet

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 06: Landry Shamet #14 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the NBA preseason game at Footprint Center on October 06, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 117-105. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Suns didn’t give Deandre Ayton his desired max contract extension.

But Phoenix isn’t averse to rookie-scale extensions.

The Suns signed Mikal Bridges to a four-year, $90 million deal. Now, they’re extending Landry Shamet.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

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.