Damian Lillard’s contract details: How much money does he make and how many years are left?
Damian Lillard was traded to Milwaukee Bucks in a four-team trade. Here’s his contract details including salary, duration, and more
Damian Lillard’s trade to the Milwaukee Bucks has been confirmed on September 27, 2023, as part of a three-team deal involving the Phoenix Suns, according to reports. In exchange, the Portland Trail Blazers will acquire Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, and draft assets, while the Phoenix Suns will receive Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little, and Keon Johnson.
This trade comes as a significant surprise to Lillard, who had been advocating for a trade to the Miami Heat throughout the offseason. Instead, he finds himself with the Bucks more than two months after requesting a trade.
Let’s take a look at the contract details of the 33-year-old star:
Lillard is currently in the midst of a four-year contract worth $176 million, which he extended by two years last summer. Many fans have been curious about his contract and how it factors into his future team.
That being said, Lillard has two years remaining on his contract, along with the two-year extension, before becoming a free agent prior to the 2027-28 season. The extension increased his contract value to $225 million, with Lillard earning $45.6 million this season and $48.7 million the following year.
Lillard, Antetokounmpo power duo
As a seven-time All-Star, Lillard brings exceptional long-range shooting to the Bucks, ranking third in 3-pointers made (2,387) since entering the league, behind only Stephen Curry and James Harden. While his career 3-point shooting percentage of 37.2% may not seem elite on paper, it’s important to note that he has often taken difficult shots due to the circumstances of his team.
Now paired with Giannis Antetokounmpo, who commands considerable attention in the paint and regularly draws double and triple-teams on drives, Lillard, and Khris Middleton are expected to thrive with open shot opportunities, making the Bucks a formidable force in the 2023-24 season when they are at full strength.