Report: Trail Blazers expected to offer Damian Lillard two-year contract extension exceeding $100 million

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The Portland Trail Blazers missed the postseason for the first time in nine years this spring. Uncoincidentally, the down campaign came in a season where superstar Damian Lillard was limited to a career-low 29 games due to injury.

Now, Portland appears to be ramping up their push to get back to the playoffs, as they recently landed Jerami Grant from the Detroit Pistons. Additionally, it was reported Wednesday morning that the Blazers are planning to lock up Lillard on a contract extension.

“Having landed Lillard’s one-time Team USA running mate Jerami Grant from Detroit before the NBA draft, Portland is now expected to offer the All-NBA guard a two-year contract extension that will exceed over $100 million, sources told B/R,” Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer wrote.

Furthermore, Fischer reported that starting center Jusuf Nurkic appears “destined to be a part of the Blazers’ future, with a belief among league personnel he will sign a four-year deal worth roughly $17 million in average annual value.” Fischer also noted that Anfernee Simons (who broke out with career highs in points per game at 17.3 and assists per game at 3.9) “seems like he’ll be headed back to Portland” with other NBA teams expecting the guard’s agreement to be for four seasons, beginning at $80 million, plus room for incentives.

Per Spotrac, Portland’s unrestricted free agents this offseason include Nurkic, Ben McLemore and Joe Ingles.


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