Multiple NBA players have signed contract extensions so far this offseason, as Devin Booker secured a new deal with the Suns and Kevin Love committed to the Cavaliers for several more years. In Booker’s case, the Suns quickly put a five-year, maximum-salary offer on the table, meaning negotiations didn’t take long.
For most players eligible for contract extensions this year though, including Love, that won’t be the case. Teams will have to decide how aggressive they’re willing to be to lock up their players, and those players will have to weigh the pros and cons of accepting a deal now vs. waiting for free agency.
Up until the regular season begins, we’ll be taking a closer look at several extension-eligible players, examining their case for a new deal and exploring the likelihood that they can get something done with their team.
We’ll continue to update the list below each time we write about a new player, so be sure to check back for the latest links. Here are the extension-eligible players we’ve discussed so far: