Festus Ezeli helped the Golden State Warriors win a record 73 games during the 2015-16 regular season and reach the NBA Finals for the second straight year. He was rewarded with a new contract Thursday from a different team.
According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ezeli and the Portland Trail Blazers agreed to terms on a two-year deal. The Undefeated’sMarc J. Spears added that Ezeli will earn $7.4 million in the first year, while the second year includes a team option worth $7.33 million.
“Festus is an outstanding addition to the Trail Blazer organization on and off the court.,” said Blazers GM Neil Olshey, via Jason Quick of CSN Northwest. “He will make an immediate impact and be a valuable addition to our culture.”
The Warriors renounced his rights after Kevin Durant announced he would be leaving for Golden State. They would have had matching rights had Durant opted to stay in Oklahoma City.