Damian Lillard agrees to four-year, $196M deal

Star guard Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed on a four-year, $196 million super max extension, The Athletic reported on Sunday.

The extension keeps Lillard under contract to the Trail Blazers through the 2024-25 season. He has two seasons remaining on a five-year, $140 million deal he signed in July 2015.

Lillard led Portland to the Western Conference finals this season before they were ousted by the Golden State Warriors.

The four-time All-Star was a second-team All-NBA selection this past season after he averaged 25.8 points, a career-high 6.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 80 games. The 28-year-old Lillard broke his own Portland record by making 237 3-pointers.

The second-team All-NBA honor made Lillard eligible for a super max deal.

The No. 6 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft has played 549 games (all starts) with the Blazers, averaging 23.5 points, 6.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds. He was NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2012-13 season.

Lillard ranks second in Portland franchise history with 12,909 points, trailing only Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler (18,040).

–Field Level Media

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