Detroit Pistons forward/center Isaiah Stewart has agreed to a four-year, $64 million extension to his rookie contract, his Roc Nation Sports agent Drew Gross told ESPN on Monday.
Pistons general manager Troy Weaver and Gross have finalized negotiations on the deal at the Summer League in Las Vegas, sources said. This is the Pistons’ first rookie renewal since owner Tom Gores bought the franchise in 2011 — and the first for the organization since Jason Maxiell in 2008.
Stewart, 22, has emerged as an integral part of the Pistons’ rebuild. Stewart averaged 11.3 points and 8.1 rebounds and started 47 of 50 games before suffering a season-ending left shoulder injury in early March. According to a study by ESPN Stats & Information, Stewart had a career-best 13 double-doubles last season.
The Pistons re-signed center Andre Drummond to a five-year, $127 million contract in 2016, albeit as a restricted free agent rather than a rookie extension.
Stewart is the first non-maximum contract extension in the Class of 2020. So far, Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards, Charlotte LaMelo Ball, Indiana’s Tyrese Haliburton and Memphis’ Desmond Bane have agreed to a maximum contract extension.
The Pistons picked Stewart, ranked 16th overall, from Washington, where he had played for Huskies coach Mike Hopkins.