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Blazers, Damian Lillard Agree To Super-Max Contract Extension

Jun 30, 2019, 1:58 PM | Updated: 2:19 pm
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Former Weber State star Damian Lillard has agreed to a four-year, $196 million super maximum contract extension to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard will have a player option worth $52 million in the last year of his new contract.

The All-NBA guard still has two years and $61 million left on his current deal. The extension would keep him in Portland through the 2024-25 season.

The former Weber State Wildcat was drafted No. 6 overall by Portland in the 2012 NBA draft and has helped lead the Blazers to the playoffs six times, including their first trip to the Western Conference Finals since 2000 this past season.

Lillard is one of just four players to average at least 25 points and 5 assists per game in each of the last four seasons, along with LeBron James, Stephen Curry and James Harden.

Through his entire career with the Trail Blazers, Lillard has scored 12,909 career points which is second in franchise history, trailing only Hall-of-Famer Clyde Drexler’s 18,040.

He averaged 25.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game, while shooting 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from the three-point-line.

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