Making Sense Of What Happened At NBA Contract Extension Deadline

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The NBA offseason is always filled with key players heading to new teams on new contracts, but we also tend to see a lot of players signing new contracts with the teams they currently play for.

Contract extensions have become a major part of how money flows in the NBA and there were some key players to sign extensions in the offseason. 

Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Robert Williams all signed extensions off of their current rookie deals and along with them, key veterans around the league in Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Jimmy Butler, Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, and others also signed big-time contract extensions to remain in their current situations long-term.

So much money has been put into contract extensions this offseason by teams around the league and we are not done just yet.

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October 18 was the deadline for players from the 2018 draft class to sign a contract extension and with the 2021-22 NBA season beginning tomorrow night, many teams are looking to put the finishing touches on contracts moving forward. 

Who could be next in line to get a contract extension and which players are still looking for a long-term deal at this point? Let’s take a look at the latest intel and news around the league pertaining to those signing and still looking for contract extensions. 

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