Porzingis reportedly discusing a new deal with the Wizards

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Nikola Miloradovic

29/Mar/23 17:59


Kristaps Porzingis is expected to opt out of his player option for the next season and sign a new deal with the Wizards

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Kristaps Porzingis and the Washington Wizards are in serious discussion over a new deal, as Shams Charania reports.

The star player of the Wizards this season would opt out of his $36 million player option for the 2023-24 season and sign a new long-term deal.

Reportedly, the Wizards can offer Porzingis a maximum of four years and $180 million if he opts out for next year and extends his deal. The deadline to reach such an agreement is in late June.

The Latvian player is leading Washington in points, rebounds, blocks, and free throws this season while averaging a career-high in points with 23, and FG percentage with 49,4%.

Kyle Kuzma is also on track to decline his $13 million player option for the 2023-24 season and become an unrestricted free agent, though there is mutual interest in a new deal from both sides.

The Wizards, who have dealt with a variety of injuries and setbacks this season, are currently 34-42 and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.