Josh Jackson Signs Rookie Contract With Suns

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.

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6 thoughts on “Josh Jackson Signs Rookie Contract With Suns

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    Dionis

    Josh Jackson will average 16 ppg with solid defense, welcome to the desert Josh.

    • ghostoforsillo

      I’m still irritated he didn’t want to work out for the Cs. I like Tatum but JJ could be an instant problem for the opposition.

      • D-NBA
        Dionis

        Jackson defensively will be a prophet, kid has a ridiculous motor on both ends. Tatum is an isolation prophet, kid has all the tools to be a 25+ ppg scorer in a couple of years.

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