‣ Aaron Nesmith agrees to a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Indiana Pacers
‣ Nesmith averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in the previous season
‣ The Pacers have the 23rd-ranked odds to win the 2024 championship
Indiana Pacers forward Aaron Nesmith has agreed on a three-year, $33 million contract extension, Mike Lindeman of @excelbasketball tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
The Indiana Pacers have just secured their future by signing forward Aaron Nesmith to a three-year, $33 million contract extension. This deal, announced by Nesmith’s agent Mike Lindeman of Excel Sports Management, solidifies the Pacers’ commitment to the talented player. Nesmith was originally chosen as the 14th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2020 NBA Draft, and he made his mark during his rookie season with the Celtics.
During the 2020-21 season, Nesmith showed promise, averaging 4.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 14.5 minutes per game. He also showcased his shooting skills by achieving a career-best field goal percentage of 43.8% and a three-point shooting percentage of 37%. The South Carolina native has proven himself to be a valuable asset to any team.
While the Pacers may not be the favorites to win the 2024 championship, NBA betting sites rank them at 23rd. However, sportsbooks are giving better odds to teams like the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, and Chicago Bulls. Despite the odds, the Pacers are determined to make a strong start to their regular season.
Nesmith’s extension will see him earning $5.63 million this season as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. His new contract will become effective in the 2024-25 season and will keep him with the Pacers until 2026-27. This long-term commitment reflects the team’s belief in Nesmith’s potential and their dedication to building a competitive roster.
The Pacers are eagerly preparing for their first regular-season game against the Washington Wizards, which is set to take place on Wednesday. With Nesmith on their side, the team is hopeful for a successful season ahead. The young forward has already shown his ability to shine on the court, and Pacers fans can look forward to watching him continue to grow and contribute to their success.