Steven Adams — traded from New Orleans as a part of the Jrue Vacation commerce — was getting into the ultimate yr of his contract at $27.5 million. That’s rather a lot for a giant man who is just not additionally an elite shot creator or Defensive Participant of the Yr candidate. Adams is just not these issues however is a top quality massive man on each ends of the courtroom.
And the Pelican need to maintain Adams round, in order that they have agreed to a two-year extension with him, reviews Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.
As a part of his commerce to New Orleans, the Pelicans have signed Steven Adams to a 2-year, $35M extension, sources inform @wojespn and I.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 24, 2020
That extension is about $10 million much less a yr than he’ll make in 2020-21, but it surely is also in keeping with what an excellent beginning middle ought to make. From Adams’ perspective, having seen the brutal marketplace for facilities across the league, he realizes this can be a good payday and jumped at it.
Adams will begin and will do numerous the soiled work inside that enables Zion Williamson to do what he does because the 4. Adams additionally brings a robust skilled tradition to the locker room. The athletic and promising however nonetheless uncooked Jaxson Hayes will again Adams up, and now he can develop with much less stress. Willy Hernangomez is also within the combine in search of minutes. It’s a robust middle rotation.
Report: Pelicans comply with two-year extension with Steven Adams initially appeared on NBCSports.com