The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a four-year extension with forward Domantas Sabonis, the team announced on Monday. The deal was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic.
DONE DEAL FOR DOMAS 💪
We've signed @Dsabonis11 to a contract extension ✍️
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 21, 2019
The deal is reportedly guaranteed for $77 million, but could rise to $80 million with bonuses, according to Wojnarowski.
The 23-year-old forward averaged 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 74 games with the Pacers last season. According to Charania, the Pacers plan to start Sabonis alongside Myles Turner in the frontcourt. Sabonis started in just five games last season.
The Pacers are making Sabonis the full-time starter this season alongside Myles Turner, and have been excited about re-signing the F/C to maintain core that includes Victor Oladipo, Malcolm Brogdon and Turner. https://t.co/9iDWyumNPQ
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2019
The deadline for Sabonis and other 2016 NBA Draft picks to sign rookie extension deals was 6 p.m. ET on Monday.