Ahead of Tuesday’s game 4 between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA announced it’s three All-NBA teams, with two Phoenix Suns appearing: first-time honoree Devin Booker and eleven-time honoree Chris Paul.
In total, three Suns appeared in the voting:
- Booker, first team, 460 points, including 82 of 100 possible first-team votes
- Paul, third team, 114 votes
- Bridges, received one vote for third team, 1 point
Aside from the deserved recognition, the important thing to take from the voting is that Booker is now officially eligible for a supermax extension this summer. Here’s how that contract would break down, if offered and accepted:
- 2024-25: $47.1 million
- 2025-26: $50.8 million
- 2026-27: $54.6 million
- 2027-28: $58.4 million
...for a grand total of $211 million over four years. Seems like a lot, but it’s the type of contract that’s earned if you’re a 25-year old making First Team All-NBA, coming in the top 5 of MVP voting. That contract likely puts him among the top 10 earners that year.
A huge congratulations, of course, to Booker, a smaller — but still big — congratulations to Paul, and a wee little baby congratulations to Bridges.