2021/22 NBA Contract Extension Tracker

A number of 2021 free agents, including John Collins, Jarrett Allen, and Chris Paul, did extremely well for themselves on the open market this fall. However the most lucrative contracts signed since the new league year began weren’t free agent deals at all — they were contract extensions.

Extensions, of course, don’t involve adding a new player to the roster. By extending a contract, a team ensures that a current player will remain locked up for multiple years to come. Although a contract extension may not change the club’s outlook on the court, it can have a major impact on that team’s salary cap situation for the next several seasons.

Rookie scale extensions have typically been the most common form of contract extension. Former first-round picks who are entering the fourth and final year of their rookie deals are eligible to sign those up until October 18. It’s common for at least four or five players eligible for rookie scale extensions to sign them, and that number could be much higher — in 2020, there were 10 rookie scale extensions.

[RELATED: Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2021 Offseason]

While they used to be less common than rookie scale extensions, veteran extensions are happening more frequently these days, with the league’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement expanding the rules for eligibility and creating some additional incentives for star players to sign new deals before they reach free agency. In the past two league years, a total of 19 veteran extensions were signed, matching the 19 rookie scale extensions completed during that same window.

The deadline for a veteran extension for a player who isn’t in the final year of his current contract is October 18. However, a player eligible for a veteran extension who is on an expiring deal can sign a new contract throughout the season.

Listed below are the players who have finalized contract extensions so far in the 2021/22 league year. This list, which can be found on the right-hand sidebar under “Hoops Rumors Features” on our desktop site (or on the “Features” page in our mobile menu) will be kept up to date throughout the offseason — and throughout the ’21/22 regular season if any veteran players ink an extension at that point.


Rookie scale contract extensions:

  • Luka Doncic (Mavericks): Five years, maximum salary (story). Projected value of $207,060,000. Includes fifth-year player option and 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Trae Young (Hawks): Five years, maximum salary (story). Projected value of $172,500,000. Projected value can increase to $207,060,000 if Young earns All-NBA honors in 2022. Includes fifth-year player option and 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder): Five years, maximum salary (story). Projected value of $172,500,000. Projected value can increase to $207,060,000 if Gilgeous-Alexander earns All-NBA honors in 2022. Includes 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Robert Williams (Celtics): Four years, $48,000,000 (base value) (story). Includes $6MM in incentives. Starts in 2022/23.

Veteran contract extensions:

  • Stephen Curry (Warriors): Four years, $215,353,662 (story). Includes 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Kevin Durant (Nets): Four years, $192,504,908 (base value) (story). Includes $5,152,000 in incentives and 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Joel Embiid (Sixers): Four years, maximum salary (story). Starts in 2023/24.
    • Note: Embiid’s starting salary in 2023/24 will be 35% of the ’23/24 salary cap.
  • Jimmy Butler (Heat): Three years, maximum salary (story). Includes 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2023/24.
    • Note: Butler’s starting salary in 2023/24 will be the lesser amount of $45,183,960 or 35% of the ’23/24 salary cap.
  • Julius Randle (Knicks): Four years, $106,444,800 (base value) (story). Includes $15,966,720 in incentives, a fourth-year player option, and a 15% trade kicker. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Terry Rozier (Hornets): Four years, $96,258,694 (story). Includes partial guarantee in fourth year. Starts in 2022/23.
  • Aaron Gordon (Nuggets): Four years, $88,215,274 (base value) (story). Includes $4MM in incentives and a fourth-year player option. Starts in 2022/23.
    • Note: Not yet official.
  • Marcus Smart (Celtics): Four years, $77,087,995 (story). Includes trade kicker ($1MM or 15%; whichever is lesser). Starts in 2022/23.
  • Clint Capela (Hawks): Two years, $42,881,280 (base value) (story). Includes $4MM in incentives. Starts in 2023/24.
  • Josh Richardson (Celtics): One year, $12,196,084 (story). Starts in 2022/23.
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