Nikola Jokic goes to the bank in the best sense: with the biggest deal in NBA history.
After what Adrian Wojnarowski learnedESPNJokic has agreed to the terms of a five-year deal with the Denver Nuggets that will net him $270 million.
Year 5 will be an option for Jokic who could reach $60 million in 2027-2028.
Jokic has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the past two seasons. The 27-year-old averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists in 2021-22.
In seven career seasons with the Nuggets, he averaged 19.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
The Nuggets finished 6th in the West this year. In the playoffs, they faced the Golden State Warriors.
Cities in Minnesota for the next six seasons
Wojnarowski reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves center has awarded Karl-Anthony Towns a four-year, $224 million contract extension.
The new contract comes into effect at the end of the two remaining seasons of his current contract. Overall, Towns will earn $295 million over the next six seasons.
Towns averaged 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game last season.
Yes Morant is breaking the bank in Memphis
Wojnarowski also reports that Ja Morant has signed a five-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies for at least $193 million.
The deal could net Morant up to $231 million.
Morant played in his first All-Star game and was named Most Improved Player in 2021-22, averaging 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds.
Booker would agree with the Suns
According to Wojnarowski, Devin Booker has signed a maximum deal of $224 million over four years with the Suns of Phoenix.
Booker has averaged 26.8 points, 5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in 68 games this season.
After leading the Western rankings with a record of 64 wins and 18 losses, the Suns beat the Pelicans in the first round of the playoffs. They were then upset by the Dallas Mavericks in seven games.
Shams Charania of the athlete also reports that Booker will be the next athlete in the NBA 2K23 game.
Beal stays with the wizards
On the Washington side, Bradley Beal and the Wizards have reached an agreement worth $251 million over five years, player agent Mark Bartelstein said.
Beal, a three-time star player, averaged 22.1 points in 2021-22. A left wrist injury limited him to 40 games.
Brunson would join the Knicks
Free agent Jalen Brunson has signed a four-year, $104 million deal with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.ESPN.
Wojnarowski adds that the deal would include an option year for the player last season.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, never had a chance to talk to the 25-year-old point guard about a contract extension.
Brunson averaged 16.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game in 79 games last season at Dallas.
Above all, his performances in the last playoffs would allow him to sign this lucrative contract. Brunson improved his game at just the right time, averaging 21.6 points, 3.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds.
Simmons and Lillard will mate
Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, his agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports + WME Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Simons, who turned 23 on June 8, averaged 17.3 points and 29.5 minutes per game in 57 games — including 30 starts — for Portland last season. He became the team’s primary passer after CJ McCollum was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans and Damian Lillard was retired for the season following abdominal surgery.
In the 30 games Simons started, he averaged 22 points per game and 41.5 percent from 3-point range, averaging just under 10 3-point shots a night.