The Suns have signed first-round pick Josh Jackson, according to the Associated Press. As with all rookie deals for first-rounders, Jackson received two guaranteed years with team options for the following two seasons.
As the fourth overall selection, Jackson will make a little more than $5.09MM in his first season. The full deal would give him more than $27.12MM, assuming he stays with the Suns for four years, as our rookie-scale chart shows. Jackson will become eligible for an extension in 2020 or could be a restricted free agent in 2021.
A 6’8″ forward out of Kansas, Jackson averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his only season as a Jayhawk. Scouts raved about his versatility, athleticism and defensive prowess heading into the draft.
Fans can get their first look at him in a Phoenix uniform starting this weekend as part of the Suns’ summer league team in Las Vegas.