New Orleans Pelicans, CJ McCollum agree to 2-year, $64 million extension

New Orleans Pelicans star CJ McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that will see him through the 2025-2026 season, his Excel Sports agent Sam Goldfeder told ESPN on Saturday.

McCollum’s new deal ties him to New Orleans for four years and $133 million and puts him on long-term contracts with franchise cornerstones Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson.

McCollum’s extension completes an offseason priority for New Orleans senior vice president of basketball operations David Griffin and general manager Trajan Langdon, who appreciate McCollum’s production and leadership since arriving with the Portland Trail Blazers in February.

McCollum had an immense impact on the franchise’s play-in tournament berths and promotion to the Western Conference playoffs that year. He came to a trade with the Blazers on Feb. 8 after making the playoffs in eight straight seasons as part of a backcourt with Damian Lillard.

McCollum, who averaged 24.3 points after joining the Pelicans, is one of six players to have averaged more than 20 points in each of the past seven seasons, according to ESPN Stats, including Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James, Paul George and James Harden and information research. This was for players who played at least 30 games.

McCollum is President of the National Basketball Players Association.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34656014/new-orleans-pelicans-cj-mccollum-agree-2-year-64-million-extension New Orleans Pelicans, CJ McCollum agree to 2-year, $64 million extension

Emma Bowman

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