2:14 pm: The Warriors and Paul have now reached an agreement on the extension, Wojnarowski reports (Via Twitter).
11:57 am: Paul’s four-year extension will include $123 million in guaranteed funds, with an additional $17 million available via reports and incentives Anthony Slater from The Athletic.
10:51 am: The the Warriors In the process of completing a four-year junior scale extension with The Guardian Jordan PaulClient Drew Morrison And the Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The deal is worth $140 million, according to Lugnarovsky, who says the two sides are completing final details and a formal agreement is expected soon.
Given that the $140 million figure comes from Paul’s representatives, it’s possible that not all of that money is fully guaranteed and that a portion of it can only be achieved through incentives. However, it seems that it will be the biggest extension of the beginner scale I signed this year Outside the salary cap deals I complete Ja MoranteAnd the Darius GarlandAnd the Zion Williamson.
Poole’s massive new contract deal comes on the heels of his breakout season, averaging 18.5 PPG, 4.0 APG and 3.4 RPG over .448/.364/.925 in 76 games (30.0 mpg) for the Ultimate Champions.
The 23-year-old played a significant role in the Golden State, increasing his shot ratios to .508/.391/.915 in 22 playoffs (27.5 mpg) and an average of 17.0 PPG.
Paul was one of three members of the Warriors Championship tournament who were eligible for an extension and entered a potential contract year this fall. He was seen as the team’s top priority over his teammates who are candidates for an extension Draymond Green And the Andrew Wiggins.
a practice accident Earlier this month who saw Green Punch Bowl seems to add more urgent The Warriors wanted an extension, because they wanted to confirm their commitment to Paul after that fight, rather than put his contract on hold over his head all season.
Even if Poole gets the full $140 million over the next four years, that number would be just under the value of his maximum salary contract as a restricted free agent next summer, based on the latest NBA salary cap projections. as such Our highest expectations Bid, using a $134 million cap estimate, Paul was eligible for a four-year cap of about $150 million with the Warriors or roughly $144 million if he were to sign with another team.
It’s not clear what kind of impact Paul’s extension will have on Golden State’s extension negotiations with Wiggins and Green. Joe Lacob The property group has paid record amounts of player salaries and lavish tax fines to the current staff, but the team and it has been suggested There is a cap on what the property is prepared to spend in the future. The lucrative new contracts for both Wiggins and Greene could push the cost of the Warriors roster beyond that ceiling.
Paul will be the seventh player to sign a rookie range extension in 2022, joining Morant, Garland, Williamson, Tyler HeroAnd the RJ BarrettAnd the Keldon Johnson. seventeen players You remain eligible to sign the entry-level extension before the Monday deadline.