NBA: Pacers sign Sabonis to $77M extension

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Posted at Oct 22 2019 09:57 AM

Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis in action with Sacramento Kings' Dewayne Dedmon and Marvin Bagley III. Francis Mascarenhas, Reuters

Domantas Sabonis signed a four-year, $77 million contract extension with the Indiana Pacers, according to multiple reports.

Sabonis, who was reportedly on the trade block, becomes a part of the core along with Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo.

ESPN reported Sabonis can push his total earnings over four years to $85 million, citing information from agent Greg Lawrence.

The 23-year-old Sabonis was acquired along with Oladipo from Oklahoma City in 2017 in the Paul George trade.

Sabonis averaged 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists last season and led all NBA bench players with 27 double-doubles. He's expected to be in the starting lineup this season.

Turner signed a similar four-year extension last October. Brogdon joined the Pacers in free agency after helping the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season. 

Oladipo is working his way back from a torn quadriceps tendon. He's been sidelined since surgery in January but is shooting and slowly working into on-court activities.

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