Trail Blazers make big free agency moves


The Blazers made plenty of headlines in the first few hours of NBA Free Agency

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood gestures during the second half of Game 6 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers won 119-108. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For a team without a ton of money to work with, the Trail Blazers made plenty of headlines in the first few hours of NBA Free Agency.

The biggest deal made was All-Star Damian Lillard coming to an agreement with the Blazers on a 4-year, $196 million supermax contract extension which will kick in in 2021 after his current deal expires.

The Blazers also managed to find a way to keep wing Rodney Hood. Hood provided a huge lift off the bench for the Blazers since he joined the team in February and was considered a huge target to retain this offseason by General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. Hood and the Blazers reportedly agreed on a two-year deal which pays him $5.7 million this upcoming season and $6 million in 2020.

Al-Farouq Aminu will no longer be a Blazer as he reportedly agreed to a three-year $29 million deal with the Orlando Magic.

The Blazers also signed forward Mario Hezonja to a one-year minimum deal according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The former 5th overall pick has been in the league four years and averaged 20.8 minutes per game and 8.8 points per game in 58 games with the Knicks this past season.

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