Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  3 responses

Suns Ink Jared Dudley to 5-Year, $22.5 Million Extension

Phoenix locked up one of its more popular players last night, as the AZ Republic reports: “In a deal equivalent of a game-winning shot at the buzzer, Dudley signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract extension 10 minutes before the deadline that would have made him a free agent next summer. Instead, Dudley agreed to a deal that will guarantee him $4.25 million each season with up to $250,000 in playoff incentives each year for reaching the second round or conference finals ($125,000 each). Dudley can opt out before the contract’s final year, 2015-16. ‘It was a very challenging environment now to do this,’ Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said, referring to negotiations between the NBA and players union for a new collective-bargaining agreement. ‘You’ve got uncertainty about what the rules and CBA will be. It takes a lot of hard work, compromise and good will to get it done. We have great confidence in who he is as a player and as a person.’ Dudley, 25, has been a hustling, court-savvy reserve for the Suns who has developed into a good defender and 3-point shooter. On Monday morning, neither party expected a deal before the 9 p.m. deadline.”

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  • ab40

    Shane Battier light got his money. Let’s hope his body keeps up.

  • Samp

    Great move indeed. Hats off to Mr.$arver.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    he is a shane battie lite i never realized that.. tho this still might be alil bit too much to pay him