Damian Lillard qualifies to sign 4-year, $191 million supermax extension with Blazers
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported this week the Blazers and Lillard plan to come to terms on a supermax extension this offseason.
Damian Lillard made second team All-NBA, which means he officially qualifies to sign a four-year, $191 million supermax extension this summer. @ChrisBHaynes reported this week both sides are expected to make that happen.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) May 23, 2019
Lillard had a phenomenal regular season for the Blazers. The four-time All-Star averaged 25.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 91.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Blazers won 53 games and were the third seed in the Western Conference standings. Lillard put on a show in Portland’s first round series against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dame averaged 33.0 points in the five-game series and scored 50 points in Game 5 and hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to send the Thunder home.
Portland made it to the Western Conference Finals this season for the first time since 2000. They got swept by the Golden State Warriors, but it was still a successful season for the Blazers, who dealt with a lot of adversity this year.
Lillard currently has two-years left on his contract with the Blazers. After he signs the supermax, Lillard will make 42.6 million in 2021-22, $46 million in 2022-23, $49.4 million in 2023-24 and $52.8 million in 2024-25.