With NBA free agency beginning yesterday, there were some teams that had players currently under contract but they wanted to sign them to contract extensions. Two of those players were point guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets.
Lillard signed a four-year supermax extension worth $196 million. This contract will not begin until after the 2020-2021 season.
He was one of the reasons why Portland went to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2001 last season.
In 80 games played last season, Damian Lillard averaged 25.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 6.9 APG, 0.4 BPG, and 1.1 SPG.
Murray signed a five-year contract extension worth $170 million. He is only 22 years old and Jamal Murray had a breakout season.
Jamal Murray is one of the reasons why the Denver Nuggets were one of the best teams in the NBA this past season.
He only has one more year remaining on his contract before this contract begins. In 75 games played last season, Murray averaged 18.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.8 APG, 0.4 BPG, and 0.9 SPG.