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All-star guard Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a maximum five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $260 million, his agents, Dave Spahn and Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Friday night.
The deal is the largest in Pacers history and also the franchise’s second to exceed $100 million.
Haliburton was a local running back selection from the 2020 NBA draft, averaging 16.2 points and 8 assists per game while shooting 48% from the field and 41% from 3 in his first 4 seasons.
He broke out as a starting star last season for Indiana, becoming the first player in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 assists while shooting 40% from 3-point range in a season, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research (20.7 points, 10.4 assists). , 40.0% 3 points).
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 118.8 this season with Haliburton in the field, which would be among the top five in the league.
That made his contract extension a lock for Indiana, which has begun to rebuild its roster in recent years with Haliburton as a pillar of the franchise.
After being selected 12th overall by the Sacramento Kings, Haliburton was traded in February 2022 to Indiana in a deal centered around big man Domantas Sabonis. The move has worked out well for both franchises given that the Kings snapped a 16-year drought in 2023 and the Pacers acquired a junior guard who could be the foundation of their team for years to come.
ESPN’s Jamaal Collier contributed to this report.
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