Damian Lillard has reportedly inked a two-year max deal, per NBA insider Shams Charania.
Lillard’s new deal is expected to be a maximum two years and $120 million, sources said. https://t.co/1QyoJKvdNa— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 8, 2022
According to Charania, the deal will ensure Dame Time lasts five years. Lillard’s extension also means that he is one of the top earners in NBA history, as he is estimated to make $451 million in career earnings.
Lillard’s new deal will give him a total of five years and nearly $270 million on his current NBA contract. He now becomes one of the top earners – estimated $451M in salaries – in NBA history. https://t.co/cjLutaveZu— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 8, 2022
Lillard has spent his entire career in Portland and ranks third all-time in points scored and second for minutes played. Lillard has averaged 24.6 points and 6.6 assists per game for his career. Last season, Lillard put up 24.0 points and 7.3 assists per game in 29 games before the franchise shut him down due to an abdominal injury.
The 2021-22 season was the first time Portland missed the playoffs since 2013.