BETTING À DAY
The Portland Trail Blazers would do anything to retain star player Damian Lillard for the long term. They proved it by agreeing to a two-year contract extension which will earn him approximately $60 million per season.
The 32-year-old was not going to reach the autonomy before 2025, but that hasn't stopped the Trail Blazers' general staff from offering him the jackpot to potentially spend the rest of his career at Oregon State. He will thus receive an average of $44 million for the next three campaigns before starting his new contract, which will grant him approximately $16 million more annually.
Lillard has spent his entire career in the NBA under the Trail Blazers, making six Silver Tour All-Star Game appearances in 10 campaigns. He has averaged 24.6 points per game since his professional debut.
The former first-round pick, sixth overall in 2012, played just 29 games last season due to an abdominal injury.