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Suns’ Mike James Will Be First Player To Graduate From 2-way Contract To Regular Deal

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The Phoenix Suns have improved this season, but there still isn’t a lot to celebrate in the Valley of the Sun, especially with the injury to superstar Devin Booker.

However, Suns point guard Mike James, and the franchise, made a little history this week, one worth celebrating.

The Suns are converting the two-way contract of rookie guard Mike James into a regular NBA contract on Thursday, according to ESPN.

James is the first two-way player to have his deal converted in this manner.

Two-way deals were introduced to the league this season as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement and allow for a combined NBA and G-League affiliate contract.

James, 27, will have exhausted his 45 days on an NBA roster on Thursday. James has averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 assists for the Suns this season and played well in an increased role following the trade of Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Suns Pick Up Options on Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges

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The Phoenix Suns have officially exercised the third-year rookie options on Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Ayton, who is entering his second season after the Suns landed him with the 1st overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, will earn an estimated $10,018,200 million during the 2020-2021 season.

Bridges, the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft, will make $4,359,000 million in 2020-2021.

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Suns, Kelly Oubre Agree To Two-Year Deal

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The Phoenix Suns and forward Kelly Oubre, a restricted free agent, have agreed to terms on a two-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto, Oubre’s new deal is fully guaranteed with no options.

Oubre, 23, inked a new contract that has a descending structure, with a $15.7 million first-year salary, according to Arizona Sports 98.7’s John Gambadoro.

Oubre shined following a trade that sent him from the Washington Wizards to the Suns last season, and in 40 games with Phoenix, including 12 starts, Oubre was averaging 16.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, and 1.4 SPG, all career numbers, prior to a thumb injury that sidelined him.

Oubre and the Suns may work out a longer-term deal in the future, but this current deal keeps him in Phoenix for the next two years and allows Oubre the potential to hit unrestricted free agency at the age of 25.

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Suns’ Ricky Rubio Believes He is Hitting his Prime

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Phoenix Suns veteran point guard Ricky Rubio, whom they signed during free agency, believes that he is just now entering his prime.

Rubio, who is a long-needed answer at point guard for the Suns, is excited to join the team and likes where they are heading.

“The culture is changing here. You can see with the moves they’ve made, going in the right direction” Rubio said, during an appearance on “Burns & Gambo” of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

“I’m about to hit my prime, physically, and mentally, so, I wanted to have a place where I can show that.”

Rubio is the veteran presence that may pair perfectly with Suns superstar Devin Booker, and drew interest from a number of teams during free agency.

“It’s been a crazy summer” Rubio said. “It was my first time in free agency so I had to figure out how it worked, when a team asks you to be a big part of the project, I thought I had to keep them in mind. It came down to the last minute but I took a big opportunity here in Phoenix.”

Rubio believes that at 28, he is the best he has ever been and feels he has a lot of basketball left in him.

“Yeah, I’m 28″ Rubio said.

“Physically I feel stronger than ever. The last 3-4 years have been healthy seasons overall. I feel like I have a lot of basketball ahead of me and still the best is yet to come.”

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