Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet has agreed to a four-year, $43 million rookie contract extension, his agent @GeorgeLangberg tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 18, 2021
Meanwhile, Shamet found himself with the Brooklyn Nets averaging 9.3 points per game on 40% shooting from the field and 38% from three. Landry adds an above average 3-pointer to one of the leagues best three-point shooting team a season ago.
Shamet will look to fill some key roles as a backup guard playing behind Booker and Paul.
The Suns had the second-best record in the NBA last season and made it to the NBA Finals after knocking off LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, the leagues MVP Nikola Jokic and Denver Nuggets, and Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers. They fell short after taking a commanding 2-0 lead versus the Milwaukee Bucks and lost four straight in the finals.
It was the Suns first playoff appearance in 10-plus years. They added veteran Chris Paul and he changed the culture after they had gone undefeated in the NBA bubble. Phoenix is adding championship-caliber players and this signing with Shamet will prove to be a nice addition to an already strong guard rotation of the Arizona franchise.
Phoenix's season starts this Wednesday against the Nuggets in Phoenix.