Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has signed a four-year extension worth a reported $100 million.
The Blazers officially announced the move on July 6.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 7, 2022
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.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2022
Simons, 23, averaged career highs of 17.3 points (44.3% FG, 40.5% 3-PT, 88.8% FT), 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 57 games (30 starts) for the Trail Blazers during the 2021-22 season. His scoring average was a 9.5-point increase over his 2020-21 season average, representing the largest jump in the NBA for players who played a minimum of 50 games in both seasons.
In his 27 appearances after becoming a full-time starter on January 3, Simons averaged 23.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
Simons’ emergence at the guard spot has been vital for Portland. Particularly last season, when superstar guard Damian Lillard was sidelined for the majority of the year rehabbing from abdominal surgery.