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C.J. McCollum Agrees to $106M Max Extension

Image courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers/Facebook.

Image courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers/Facebook.

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has reached agreement on a four-year, $106 million maximum contract extension, league sources told The Vertical.

The deal includes no player option, and no trade kicker, league sources said.

McCollum, 24, the 2015-16 NBA Most Improved Player, made dramatic strides in his third NBA season, and the Blazers have fully solidified their backcourt with All-Star Damian Lillard and third guard Allen Crabbe also on long-term extensions.

Blazers general manager Neil Olshey and McCollum’s agent, Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports, negotiated the deal over the past two weeks, league sources said.

McCollum clearly would’ve been destined for a maximum offer sheet as a restricted free agent in the summer of 2017, and the Blazers eliminated the possibility of a “poison pill” offer sheet that could’ve allowed McCollum into unrestricted free agency with a player option on the third year of his deal. Yahoo! Sports

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