of detroit pistons Big man Isaiah Stewart has agreed to a four-year, $64 million rookie extension, ESPN and The Detroit News reported Monday night.
The 22-year-old set career highs in minutes played (28.3 minutes) and points averaged (11.3 minutes), and had a career-high 13 double-doubles. He averaged 8.1 rebounds per game last season for the third time in the NBA. He started 47 of 50 games before a shoulder injury cut his season short in March.
The Detroit News reported that a fourth-year team option is guaranteed for the first three years of the deal.
According to ESPN, this is pistonIt’s the first rookie extension since 2008 and the first under Tom Golles’ ownership. Gores’ private equity firm bought the club in 2011, after which Gores took over the team in 2015.
piston General manager Troy Weaver and Stewart’s agent Drew Gross finalized the deal in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League, ESPN reports.
The Portland Trail Blazers selected Stewart 16th overall in the 2020 draft from Washington, but quickly traded him to Detroit. Other players with rookie extensions this season in the 2020 Draft include top picks Anthony Edwards (Minnesota), LaMelo Ball (Charlotte), Tyrese Halliburton (Indiana), and Desmond Bain (Bane). Memphis), but unlike Stewart’s deal, these were all Max rookies. extension.
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