Just as we expected, Blake Griffin has agreed to a five-year extension to his rookie contract, according to Ken Berger.
Blake Griffin and the Clippers have formally agreed on his five-year, approximately $95 million deal, league sources say.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 10, 2012
Not too much to say about this, because as we’ve said all along, the Collective Bargaining Agreement makes it overwhelmingly beneficial for players to sign max contract extensions to their rookie deals, if offered. The news here, if there is any, is that the Clippers, as of 9:01 PT tonight, will have drafted and developed their own, true max player.
Sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend why people don’t seem to understand that this was a virtual inevitability, but then we are reminded that some people have trouble grasping things. Like Twitter person, @moneygman18, who responded to Berger’s first tweet with: “I guess he sells jerseys but wow. That’s overpaid.”
So feel free to celebrate this as you wish. Blake Griffin will be a Clipper for at least five more years.
Happy to officially sign my extension to #clippernation for 5 more years. Can’t wait. Thanks for all the support.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) July 11, 2012