One of the strengths of free agency is the section on extensions of rookies contracts, In the case of some of the young stars of the NBA, contracts called to be maximum or super highs. This time it was the turn of the 2017 generation, and among those destined to be billionaires as of tonight were Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell … and De’Aaaron Fox, the first to close their deal.
The supersonic point guard, who was number 5 in the draft, will not move from Sacramento Kings, the Californian franchise that has been left without Harry Giles, number 20 of that same draft. Fox (22 years old) will sign an extension of five seasons and 163 million dollars insurance … that can go up to the super maximum: 195.6 million. The rise will depend on whether the salary cap exceeds 112 million in the future and whether Fox enters the Top Quintets. If it is in the First, it would reach those 196 million. If you enter the second, it would be 183; and in the third, 163. In principle, Fox will begin the extension with 28.1 million salary in the 2020-21 season.
In his first three seasons, the former Kentucky averaged 16.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Last season it went to 21.1 + 3.8 + 6.8.