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Blazers, Damian Lillard Reportedly Working On Major Contract Extension

Damian Lillard celebrating after scoring.

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 16: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers fires up the crowd during the second half of Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2019 NBA Playoffs Moda Center on April 16, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Blazers won 114-94. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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.

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.