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Where will Anfernee Simons play? Contract and situation in the NBA Free Agency 2022

Anfernee Simons It's one of the Main names of the NBA Free Agency 2022. In his fourth season in the league he exploded just as the Portland Trail


Anfernee Simons It’s one of the Main names of the NBA Free Agency 2022. In his fourth season in the league he exploded just as the Portland Trail Blazers were rebuilding due to the injury of Damian Lillard and the trade of CJ McCollum.

However, Portland did not let it go: it was renewed for four years and 100 million dollars. All the details below in Sporting News.

The Anfernee Simons contract

Anfernee Simons was chosen by Portland with the 24th pick in the 2018 Draft. He signed for four years and 10.17 million dollars. He did not reach a renewal agreement before 2021-2022 because the franchise wanted to “see him more” and Simons himself believed that he could increase his value with Chauncey Billups, new coach.

The franchise extended the qualified offer (qualifying offer) on Simons, making him a restricted free agent for this summer. That is, Portland could match any offer he signs with another team. Although finally that was not necessary: They agreed to a bond for four years and 100 million.

The continuity of Anfernee Simons in Portland Trail Blazers

The truth is that in Portland they believe in the development of Simons. They have invested heavily in it this year. Without Lillard or McCollum, the 22-year-old became the team’s media face, in addition to his best player. Huge offensive threat of yours.

Leave Portland? She had a hard time imagining it for different reasons. It is the best -and almost only- young project that has succeeded in recent years in the franchise. He is happy with his role, will be paid well and has a future as a main attacking player.

The 2021-2022 season of Anfernee Simons

pjs Min. GFR% Rob. So. reb. pts.

57 29.5 44% 0.5 3.9 2.6 17.3

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