According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Damian Lillard is expected to sign a four-year $191 million supermax extension sometime this summer.
He would qualified for the beefed up extension provided he makes one of the three All-NBA Teams, which, based on the level of play Lillard showed this season, seems to be a forgone conclusion.
There are two years and $62 million owed to Lillard on his current deal. The extension would kick in after the 20-21 season and he would be 35 when that potential contract would expire.
Lillard had an outstanding season, averaging 25.8, 6.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game on 44.4% from the floor, and 36.9% from three-point land and helped lead the Blazers to their longest postseason run since 2000.
Though they were swept by the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, watching the games, the Blazers outplayed Warriors, leading for 101 minutes in the series and having ( and blowing) 15-plus point leads in each of the last three games.
With other starts joining up like the Avengers to chase titles, Dame has stated on multiple occasions that he wants to remain in Portland said earlier this year he was not willing “to sell myself out for [championships]
His take on wanting to go through the process of overcoming obstacles to try to achieve championship success is rather refreshing in this era of building a juggernaut team and microwave titles.