Damian Lillard would have been eligible for free agency in 2021, but the Portland Trail Blazers are apparently determined to make sure he doesn’t get there.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Portland is working toward a massive contract extension with its star point guard. It would be four years long and worth the “super max.”
In total, the deal is said to be for $196 million and will kick in for the 2021-22 season.
Lillard is set to earn a base salary of nearly $30 million for 2019-20.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
Lillard made the All-NBA Second Team for the second time this season, averaging 25.8 points, 6.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.
He was a first team All-NBA selection in 2017-18 and has been an All-Star four of the last six seasons.
Lillard led the Blazers to the Western Conference Finals this season as well, the first time the franchise has advanced that far since 2000.