The Denver Nuggets have closed an extension for the maximum salary with Michael Porter Jr. This new agreement will bring him up to a total of 207 million dollars spread over five years, as reported by the journalist from ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski. The breakdown of this contract has been shared by journalist Bobby Marks.
The negotiations between the franchise and the player had begun at the beginning of this month of September, being considered from the outset as “satisfactory”. Thus, this outcome confirms the desire of both parties to maintain their long-term bond.
“At the moment everything sounds very good and it is going in the direction we want. There is nothing etched in stone, but for now no problem has arisen “, the forward said at the time. Denver Post. “It could probably be closed by now, but I’ve told my agent I’m not in a rush and to take your time. It is not something that distresses me. For now I am in the gym training, and when there is news he will tell me ”.
In this way, the Colorado franchise confirms its commitment to the backbone of the team, based mainly on Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. A future in which Aaron Gordon also has special relevance, renewed two weeks ago for four years and 92 million.
The Nuggets thus become the fourth team in the current NBA to have three maximum contracts on the payroll, joining the Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. A completely legitimate bet considering the great internal competition in the Western Conference and how close they have been in recent years to be eligible for the highest possible prize: the ring.
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