The start of the 2021-22 NBA league year not only meant the beginning of free agency but also extensions for former first-round picks entering the fourth and final season of their rookie contracts.
The 2018 draft has provided a particularly plentiful class of rookie extensions. After Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander all signed max extensions earlier this summer, the Boston Celtics became the first team to sign a 2018 pick to a non-max extension, locking up center Robert Williams III.
Which extensions look likely to age best and which might be mistakes? Let's break them all down here.
The day before the deadline for NBA teams to sign eligible former first-round picks entering their fourth seasons to contract extensions, the Suns agreed to a deal with one of their two eligible starters.