Pelicans’ Ingram, Miami’s Adebayo ink max deals

Posted by watchmen
November 26, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo have agreed to five-year maximum contract extensions with their teams on Tuesday (Wednesday in the Philippines).

INGRAM (AP photo)

In a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension just a year after coming to the Pelicans from Los Angeles Lakers as part of the Anthony Davis trade.

Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick by the Lakers in the 2016 NBA Draft, elevated his performance with the Pelicans that earned him a Western Conference All-Star berth.

Ingram became the fourth player from the 2016 draft class to get a maximum contract extension aside from Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray and Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam.

Adebayo, on the other hand, has agreed to a  a five-year, $163M contract extension to stay with the Heat, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Adebayo, who was solid in Heat’s runner-up finish last season, is eligible for a rookie maximum contract — $163M with trigger for $195.6M – and Miami plans to sign him to the new deal.

The Nuggets, meanwhile, has signed Bol Bol to a new two-year, $4.2M deal as his two-way contract was converted to a standard NBA deal after showing promise during the NBA bubble.

In other NBA free agent signings, Ryan Broekhoff has agreed to a deal with the 76ers, while guard Jordan Bone has agreed to a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic./ASC, WDJ


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