Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has agreed to a five-year max rookie extenstion with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has agreed to a five-year, $172 million maximum rookie contract extension, his agent Thaddeus Foucher of @Wasserman tells ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Per Wojnarowski, the deal includes a '30 percent escalator' clause that would see the deal rise to $207 million should Gilgeous-Alexander be voted onto one of the three All-NBA teams.
In 2020-21, his third season in the league, Gilgeous-Alexander enjoyed a breakout campaign averaging career-highs of 23.7 points, 5.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds on 50.8 percent shooting from the field and 41.8 percent from the 3-point line.
The 23-year-old's season was cut short due to a plantar fasciitis tear in his right foot, playing in just 35 games, however he has established himself as the cornerstone of the Thunder's future, which continues to look bright. Their roster is stakced with young talent, including Lu Dort, Darius Bazley, Aleksej Pokuševsk and the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft Josh Giddey.
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