Damian Lillard set to make $52.8 million with Blazers in Year 4 of supermax deal
Once he makes an All-NBA team this summer, Lillard can sign a four-year, $191 million extension with the Blazers. He would make $42.6 million in 2021-22, $46 million in 2022-23, and $49.4 million in 2023-24.
That is a *lot* of millions for an age-34 season, even of a player you absolutely love. https://t.co/wfoteUaxJJ
— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) May 21, 2019
Lillard led the Blazers to the Western Conference Finals this season, the first time Portland went to the conference finals since 2000. Dame has more than earned the supermax extension.
During the regular season, Lillard 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.
No one in Portland is going to forget Lillard’s first round performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a long time. The four-time All-Star averaged 33.0 points in the five-game series and scored 50 points in Game 5. Dame’s long, game-winning 3-pointer over Paul George is still the best moment of the 2019 playoffs.
Sure, Lillard is going to be 34 and making $52.8 million. Lillard, though, has never relied on his athleticism too much since he’s got a great jump shot. Even at 34, Dame will still play at a high-level for the Blazers.