Contracts in the NBA have continued to rise in recent years, with notable agreements to stars such as Suns star Devin Booker, who signed a four-year, $224 million supermax contract back in July, or Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, who signed a five-year, $270 million contract in June, the largest in NBA history.
Now, Indiana Pacers star Myles Turner is also getting into the wealth of cash, signing an extension that will include a $17.1 million renegotiation bump, the largest in NBA history. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the two-year extension will pay Turner $60 million, tying him to the Pacers through the 2024-2025 season.
The extension now eliminates Turner as a possible free-agency pickup this offseason and reaffirms his relationship with the Pacers, following a turbulent period that was fueled by rumors of a potential trade during his final contract year. However, the Pacers' great play this year, inspired by new acquisition Tyrese Haliburton and rookie sensation Bennedict Mathurin, has given the franchise a new outlook on the future.
This year, Turner has averaged career-highs in points, field goal percentage, and three-point field goal percentage. Thus far, he has put up 17.5 points per game, adding 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks a game. According to ESPN, he is one of only three players to have at least 50 3-pointers and 75 blocks this season, joining Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brook Lopez.
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