With all of the focus on Suns center Deandre Ayton not having his rookie contract extended by the team, Mikal Bridges was sitting off to the side facing the same extension deadline as Ayton. Sunday, the Suns rewarded Bridges with a new deal.
Phoenix Suns G/F Mikal Bridges has agreed to a four-year, $90 million rookie contract extension, his agents Sam Goldfeder and Jordan Gertler of @Excelbasketball tell ESPN. Deal is fully guaranteed.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 17, 2021
The deadline to extend rookie contracts from the 2018 draft class is Monday. How will Ayton handle the Bridges extension if the Suns don’t give the center a new contract?