The Portland Trail Blazers would do anything to retain star player Damian Lillard for the long term. They proved it by agreeing to a two-year contract extension that will earn him around $60 million per season.
The 32-year-old wasn't going to reach freelance until 2025, but that hasn't stopped the Trail Blazers' top management from giving him the big shot to potentially spend the rest of his career in the league. State of Oregon. He will thus receive an average of $44 million for the next three campaigns before starting his new contract, which will grant him approximately $16 million more annually.
Lillard has spent his entire NBA career with the Trail Blazers, appearing in the Silver Tour All-Star Game six times in 10 campaigns. He has averaged 24.6 points per game since his professional debut.
The former first-round pick, sixth overall in 2012, played just 29 games last season due to an abdominal injury.