Report: Gobert most likely to receive rookie-scale extension


The deadline for players selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft to sign extensions with their respective teams is Oct. 31, with Gobert one of the bigger names eligible to sign a deal.

A majority of league insiders believe center Rudy Gobert (27th pick) of the Utah Jazz is the most likely candidate remaining to secure an extension by the end of the month, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (four years, $106 million) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (four years, $100 million) are the only players thus far to receive extensions.

With the NBA and NBA players association expected to conjure up a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in the coming weeks, it remains to be seen how that will impact Gobert’s decision, and that of other players in the same position.

Gobert will make $2.1 million in 2016-17 with a qualifying offer of $3.1 million next year.

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