All-star shooting guard Damian Lillard She agreed to a two-year, $122 million contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Lillard’s contract has the highest average annual deal value in NBA history and is his first $60 million deal a year. Supermax deals signed before Devin Booker s Cities of Karl Anthony For an expected $56 million annually, he holds the record for short-lived average annual value before the Dame deal.
A source from Mark J. Spears said Lillard is expected to sign his contract on Friday in Las Vegas.
Lillard’s current contract, signed two years ago, runs through the 2024-25 season. The six-time All-Star has already earned $154 million as a franchise player over the past decade, and the new money will bring his earnings with the team to more than $270 million.
He played 29 games last season before requesting abdominal surgery in mid-January to treat an injury he had suffered for several years. Lillard averaged 24 points and 7.3 assists, but shot 40% in his career while struggling with injury.
The Blazers, who finished 27-55 and 13 in the Western Conference, were aiming for a quick rebuild around Lillard’s comeback. Two weeks ago they made a trade for the striker Jeramy Grantwho played with Lillard on Team USA last summer and recruited the most promising potential player cheddon sharp With general selection number 7.