Damian Lillard extend contract with Portland Trail Blazers

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Damian Lillard extended two years contract with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $122 million.

Damian Lillard has agreed a two-year contract extension worth $122 million with the Portland Trail Blazers that will tie him to the franchise through the 2026-27 season, sources told media.

He is expected to sign his deal later today in Las Vegas, as his current deal runs through the 2024-25 season.

He played 29 games last season before needing abdominal surgery in mid-January, addressing an injury he had been managing for several years. Lillard averaged 24 points and 7.3 assists but shot a career-low 40% as he labored with the injury.

“My body is stronger than it was before in certain areas,” Lillard said while watching games at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas.

The 32-year-old also said the mental break was helpful, along with the physical rest.

The Blazers, who finished 27-55 and 13th in the Western Conference, have aimed for a quick rebuild around Lillard’s return. Two weeks ago they executed a trade for forward Jerami Grant, who played with Lillard on Team USA last summer, and drafted promising prospect Shaedon Sharpe with the No. 7 overall pick.

 

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