The Denver Nuggets and forward Michael Porter Jr. have agreed to a designated maximum five-year extension that could be as high as $ 207 million, their agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Porter will reach that number if he is part of one of the three All-NBA teams this season. Otherwise, you’ll get the five-year rookie high of $ 172 million.
The deal marks the fourth maximum rookie contract extension to be awarded this offseason, a group that includes Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and Oklahoma City Thunder guard. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The other player to agree to a rookie extension so far is Boston Celtics center Robert Williams, who agreed to a four-year, $ 50 million contract extension earlier this offseason.
Porter and the Nuggets have spent the offseason working on the deal, a tricky one due to the combination of Porter’s talent and his history of back problems. It’s a situation reminiscent of the one the 76ers went through with superstar center Joel Embiid, who missed the first two seasons of his career due to injury but has become one of the best players in the NBA, and this season low agreed to a ‘supermax’. contract extension to stay in Philadelphia long-term.