The former seventh overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Wendell Carter Jr. has had an interesting start to his career. Struggling to stay healthy, he’s yet to notch a season with 50 games played three years into his career.
Last season, he was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Orlando Magic, giving him a fresh start. In 19 games with the Magic, he averaged 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.
Ahead of the 2021-22 season, the former Duke center was eligible for an extension.
As first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Carter Jr. has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Magic. The deal is fully guaranteed for the big man.
As Orlando continues their rebuild, Carter Jr. is a key piece at just 22 years old. After he signed very team-friendly contract, the team has plenty of flexibility to continue taking steps forward in the building out their roster.