The Denver Nuggets didn’t bother with a very generous contract for the team Michaelui Porteriui.
The striker has signed a 5-year, $ 172 million United States (US) contract that will take effect in the summer of 2022. He will continue to match the rookie’s contract for the upcoming season and will earn $ 5.3 million.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., has agreed on a five-year designated max extension that could be worth up to $207 million, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 27, 2021
True, his future salary may increase even more. Porter’s contract stipulates that the value of his new contract could rise to $ 207 million if he enters one of the three symbolic five of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
A similar condition was already fulfilled in his contract by Luka Dončičius, also summoned in 2018, who had twice managed to get into the first symbolic five and secured more than 200 million US dollars. Other contracts of this generation – Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – signed similar contracts this season.
Porter was considered the brightest talent of his generation, but fell to the 14th convocation in 2018 due to injuries on the NBA Rookie Exchange. Not only that, due to his back problems, he spent his entire first season in the strongest league in the world.
Last season, the 23-year-old 208 cm tall striker has already demonstrated a solid game – collecting 19 points (45 percent three-pointers), 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 31 minutes.