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Blazers & Lillard Working on Supermax Extension as Free Agency Opens

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According to multiple reports, Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers are closing in on a supermax extension.

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The Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are working toward a supermax contract extension as the start of free agency approaches. Lillard, who is currently under contract through the 2020-21 season, is eligible for the league’s most coveted extension due to his on-court performance.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered an update on the negotiations on Sunday.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey and Lillard are meeting in Oakland to finalize the deal. Unlike his last extension, this contract is expected to include a player option.

The four-year extension would keep Lillard under contract the for what figures to be the entirety of his prime. Last season, Lillard claimed a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. Drafted by the Blazers with the No. 6 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Lillard has played in 549 regular season games (all starts). He trails only Clyde Drexler as the Blazers’ all-time leading scorer.