Damian Lillard, a key player for the Portland Trail Blazers, is very close to finalizing an extension that would pay him $122 million over the course of two more seasons. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, it will keep him in Portland until the 2026-27 season, making him one of the biggest earners in the history of the NBA.
According to Spotrac, Damian Lillard’s lifetime earnings from playing on the court will surpass $450 million by the time his contract expires in 2027. This would place him third in all-time earnings, behind only Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.
Lillard is coming off of an injury-plagued season in which he participated in just 29 games, which was the fewest number of games he has ever played in throughout his career. As the Trail Blazers slipped out of postseason contention, he was forced to be shut down after undergoing stomach surgery to treat a nagging issue.
Damian Lillard to stay failtful to Portland for another two years
Even as the Trail Blazers try to retool after a disappointing season, the six-time All-Star remains the team’s central figure. The 31-year-old has played his whole career in Portland, where he won the Rookie of the Year title in 2012-13 and was selected for six All-Star games and six times earned All-NBA accolades.
Now that they have the star point guard under contract, Chauncey Billups’ side have an obligation to provide him the tools he needs to be successful in the NBA Playoffs. This summer, they have strengthened their roster by re-signing Jusuf Nurkic and Anfernee Simons and by acquiring Jerami Grant and Gary Payton II.