Phoenix Suns, Mikal Bridges agree to four-year, $90 million rookie contract extension, agents say

Phoenix Suns guard/forward Mikal Bridges has agreed to a four-year, $90 million rookie contract extension, his agents Sam Goldfeder and Jordan Gertler of Excel Sports told ESPN on Sunday.

Bridges’ deal — averaging $22.5 million a season — is fully guaranteed, the agents said, and starts with the 2022-2023 season. Goldfeder and Gertler completed talks with Suns general manager James Jones on Sunday afternoon.

Bridges, 25, has been immense part of the Suns’ renaissance in the Western Conference, establishing himself as one of the most versatile young two-way players in the NBA. Bridges averaged career-highs of 13.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, one block and one steal a game on the Suns’ improbable run to the NBA Finals.

After winning two national titles at Villanova, Bridges brought a winning disposition to the a languid Phoenix franchise after a draft night trade brought him to the organization.

“Wherever he has gone, he has won,” Goldfeder told ESPN. “It’s no accident. He is the player who buys into a culture as well as sets a culture.”

Said Gertler: “Mikal has worked tirelessly to bring winning basketball back to the Phoenix Suns. This is the culmination of his hard work.”

The deadline for the 2018 draft class to complete rookie extensions is 6 PM ET on Monday. The Suns have also discussed deals with center Deandre Ayton and guard Landry Shamet, sources said.

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