Suns’ Grayson Allen Not Thinking About Next Contract

Phoenix Suns guard Grayson Allen becomes an unrestricted NBA free agent this summer. 

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The Duke product is doing his best to focus on playing well instead of thinking about his next contract. 

“I haven’t been thinking about it or playing for the contract or anything, but I feel really blessed to be in a position where I’m on a team I fit perfectly on in an important year for me career wise,” Allen said, via Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic. “Very blessed to be playing this well and given the opportunity I’ve been given to help the team out as much as I have.”

Allen is averaging 13.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season while shooting 50.9% from the field, 47.9% from beyond the arc and 88.4% from the free-throw line. He leads the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage. 

“I try not to think about it too much,” Allen said. “One, because it’s not a done deal until it’s signed. You don’t want to count it, start counting stuff too early before it happens. Another part of is it’s March and we’ve got 11, 10 games left. We’re getting at a time where you don’t want to have stuff like that on your mind cause it’s an individual goal for me and right now, it’s the Suns and team stuff. I don’t want to think about that kind of stuff too much.”

The Suns acquired Allen from the Milwaukee Bucks last summer. Phoenix can offer Allen a contract extension for four years, $75 million up until June 30. Allen would enter free agency if an extension isn’t reached. 

“It would be nice to be playing in one spot for the rest of my career, but an extension doesn’t automatically give you stability,” Allen said. “Milwaukee signed me to a two-year extension and I only played one year of that contract there, but yeah, that would be nice.”

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