The Nuggets And forward Michael Porter Jr. Agent Mark Bertelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wozniarovsky that he had reached an agreement on a five-year extension of the maximum wage.Twitter link).
The deal is currently valued at 172.5 million, based on the NBA’s বেতন 119 million salary cap estimate for the 2022-23 season. However, the agreement will include a rose rule Language allows Porter to earn 30% of the cap in the first year of the extension (instead of 25% of the cap) if he forms an All-NBA team in 2021-22. Under those circumstances, the five-year contract would be worth a 207 million.
The 1st overall pick since missing his entire rookie season in 2011-1-1 due to a back injury indicates Nuggets’ investment. After playing a decent role in ’19-20, Porter became an important part of Denver last season, averaging 19.0 PPG and 7.3 RPG with an impressive .542 / .445 / .791 shooting line in 61 games. (31.3 MPG).
Porter still has plenty of room to improve on the defensive side of the ball, but the 23-year-old has shown the potential to be one of the NBA’s best scorers, so the Nuggets didn’t have a chance to move him away.
With extensions from Porter and Aaron Gordon With this offseason completed, the Nuggets roster is becoming very expensive. The new extended forward will not even be Denver’s highest paid player – an honor bestowed on veteran star Nikola Jokic And Jamal Murray, who is making a combined $ 8 million in 2021-22.
As Bobby Marks of ESPN Tweets, The Nuggets project will carry the team’s salary of about 6 156 million for the ’22-2 campaign ‘and is on its way to becoming the first taxpayer in more than a decade. The team stays below the tax line for the ’21-22 season.
Porter’s deal is the fourth highest-paid rookie scale extension to be finalized this off-season, joining Nuggets forward Luca Donsi, Trey Young, and Shy Gilgius-Alexander. E.g. Our tracker shows, Robert Williams is the only player to have reached the lowest ever rookie scale extension in 2021.