March 28, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts after a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half at Capital One Arena. Image: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Celtics signed newly acquired forward/center Kristaps Porzingis for a two-year extension on Wednesday, a deal that lasts for the duration of the 2025-26 season
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The club did not disclose financial terms. However, a 2017-18 All-Star agent told ESPN that the extension was worth $60 million. The extension begins for the 2024-25 season.
The Celtics acquired Porzingis from the Washington Wizards last month in a three-team trade that saw guard Marcus Smart end up in Memphis
Porzingis selected a $36 million player option on his contract for the upcoming season to complete the trade.
Porzingis, who turns 28 in August, averaged a career-high 23.2 points per game last season for the Wizards.
He has averaged 19.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in seven seasons with the New York Knicks (2015-18), Dallas Mavericks (2019-22) and Wizards.
–Field Level Media