Devin Booker is excited for the Suns’ future.
The Suns signed the 21-year-old guard to a five-year, $158 million contract extension this offseason. They also added No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and acquired former Villanova wing Mikal Bridges in a draft-day deal.
Booker discussed Phoenix’s upgraded roster in an interview Tuesday with CBS Sports.
“It’s winning time,” Booker said. “They took a chance on me to be that (max) guy. I know it comes with a lot of leadership and responsibility, but I think I’m built for it. I’m looking forward to next year a lot, with the additions to the team, we’re in much better shape to have a much better season.
“We’re in the best shape we’ve been in since I’ve been a part of the franchise.”
Booker was selected by the Suns out of Kentucky with the 13th pick in the 2015 draft. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points and shot 38.3 percent from 3-point range in 54 games last season.
The Suns finished 2017-18 with a 21-61 record and missed the playoffs for an eighth straight season. They also inked former Rockets forward Trevor Ariza to a one-year, $15 million deal in July.