Damian Lillard Agrees To $120M Extension With Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard is staying put in Portland, after reaching an agreement for an extension with the Trail Blazers for the next six years.
According to ESPN, the deal is the maximum five-year extension worth $120 million, which will kick in with the 2016-17 season.
Lillard took to Twitter to announce the extension and thank the Blazers.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 2, 2015
Since entering the league with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 Draft, the 24-year-old has emerged as a superstar. He was named Rookie of the Year for the 2012-13 season, and followed with two consecutive All-Star campaigns.
Lillard has career averages of 21.0 points, 6.1 assists and 1.0 steals.