The Sons Kali Swingman has reached an agreement with Mikal Bridge A four-year, $ 90M rookie contract extension fully guaranteed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bridge Agent in Excel Sports Management, Sam Goldfeder and Jordan Gartler broke the news to Waz.
Bridge, the 10th pick in the 2018 draft from Villanova (where he won the NCAA title in 2016 and 2018), proved to be an important double-digit contributor to a Phoenix club that broke down to attend the first NBA Finals in 28 years in the 2020-21 season.
The Foot-6 short forward enjoyed a breakout year in 2020-21, averaging 1.5.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks for the Phoenix. Last year, Bridge posted an excellent shooting line of .543 / .425 / .840. He also emerged as one of the best young defenders in the league. Bridges, which still has the all-star reverse, put on a deal that will pay 22.5 million annually between the 2025-26 seasons. James Jones.
Phoenix’s starting center, selected in the same draft class outside of Arizona, has not yet reached the terms of his own rookie-contract expansion deal with his teammate Diendra Eaton. The deadline for teams to reach the Rookie Agreement extension is Monday at 5 p.m.
Woj notes that in addition to the newly added reserve shooting guard, the Sun is still in talks about a possible expansion of Aiton ahead of Monday’s deadline. Landry Schmidt, No. 26 election in 2018 outside of Wichita State.
“He’s the player who buys into a culture as well as builds a culture,” Goldfelder said. “Mikal has worked tirelessly to bring back winning basketball to the Phoenix Suns,” Gartler said. “It’s the end result of his hard work.”