Former Duke Star Agrees to Massive NBA Contract Extension

Grayson Allen reportedly inked a four-year contract extension with the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
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Former Duke star guard Grayson Allen is having one of his best years as a pro this season with the Phoenix Suns.

Allen averaged a career-high 13.5 points per game while shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 46.1 percent from deep (best in the NBA) as a starter playing next to Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Beal.

Duke News: Former Blue Devils Star Signs Contract Extension With Suns

Phoenix realized how much Allen helped their offense and made sure to keep him with this core for the foreseeable future. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Suns and Allen agreed to a four-year, $70 million contract extension, which includes a player option.

The 28-year-old Allen was the perfect addition to the Suns’ starting lineup after they acquired him in the Damian Lillard three-team trade in the offseason. Before Allen arrived in Phoenix, he scored 10.7 points per game and shot 40.4 percent from three-point range in two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Duke fans are happy to see Allen flourish in the NBA and create a niche for himself after being drafted with the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. In his four-year career with the Blue Devils, Allen averaged 14.1 points per game on 43 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent from beyond the arc.

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