Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has agreed on a four-year, $100 million contract extension, his agent Bill Duffy of @BDA_Sports + WME Sports tells ESPN.
The 23 year old guard’s new deal was one of the first announced during free agency.
Simons is expected to start at shooting guard next to Damian Lillard after enjoying a breakout season last season, particularly in the wake of Lillard undergoing abdominal surgery early in the calendar year.
Simons’ star shone further after fellow guards Norman Powell and CJ McCollum were dealt at February’s trade deadline. Simons sat out the last couple of months of the season with a patella complaint.
The athletic shooter put up averages of 17.3 points on 40 percent three point shooting, 2.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 0.5 assists last season after being taken 24th by the Blazers in 2018.
His career numbers include 10.2 points on 39 percent three points shooting to go with 2.2 boards and 2 assists.