The extension is expected to be signed as soon as next week, per Charania’s sources. The three-time All-Star is entering his eighth season with the Suns after they selected him in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi said on Thursday that around half of the league reportedly already talked to the Nets about a potential trade. The analyst also reported that Durant has two teams on the top of his destination list: the Heat and the Suns. It’s unknown if the Suns were one of the teams that called the Nets about Durant or not.
In regards to the latter, Bleacher Report noted that the Nets would only be interested in a trade with Phoenix if Booker was included in the deal. But, now it seems that the Suns will not be trading away their star guard.
The original issue with the Booker trade idea was that the league prohibits teams from “rostering two designated rookie-scale-contract players acquired via trade.” The Nets already have Ben Simmons on the roster, so if they wanted to acquire Booker instead, Simmons would have to go elsewhere.
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