Michael Porter Jr gets a supermax $207 deal with Denver

2021-09-27T22:55:50+00:00 2021-09-27T22:55:50+00:00.

Aris Barkas

27/Sep/21 22:55


Michael Porter Jr becomes the third player of the Nuggets to get a supermax deal after Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr has agreed on a five-year designated max extension that could be worth up to $207 million, his agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to the report, the deal is worth $172M unless Porter reaches the designated max criteria and makes one of the three All-NBA teams this season. He joins Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as 2018 draft peers who’ve signed max rookie extensions with the super-max provisions.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets have already two more players with max deals (Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murrey) and they will become the fourth team in the 2022-23 season that has three players with max contracts, following Brooklyn (Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving), Golden State (Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins) and the LA Lakers (LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russel Westbrook).

Porter was selected 14th overall by the Nuggets in the 2018 NBA draft, after missing almost all his one and only NCAA season with Missouri due to injury. Last season, he averaged 19 ppg and 7.3 rpg, while shooting 45% on threes.