Isaiah Stewart, Pistons Agree To Contract Extension; Full Details

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Isaiah Stewart has signed a four-year, $64 million rookie-scale extension with the Detroit Pistons, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Stewart would have become a restricted free agent next summer if the Pistons didn’t sign him to an extension. Stewart’s agent, Drew Gross of Roc Nation Sports, negotiated the deal in Las Vegas at Summer League.

“Pistons general manager Troy Weaver and Gross completed negotiations on the deal at summer league in Las Vegas, sources said,” Woj wrote. “This is the Pistons’ first rookie extension since owner Tom Gores purchased the franchise in 2011 — and the first for the organization since Jason Maxiell in 2008.”

Stewart appeared in only 50 games for the Pistons last season due to a left shoulder injury. He averaged 11.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 44.2% from the field, 32.7% from beyond the arc and 73.8% from the free-throw line.

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Stewart with the 16th overall pick in the 2020 draft out of Washington. The Blazers traded Stewart to the Houston Rockets, who then sent the big man to the Pistons. Stewart has career averages of 9.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 189 games with Detroit.

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The Boston Celtics were interested in trading for Stewart this summer, but the Pistons were not open to moving the New York native.

Stewart is the first non-max contract extension in the class of 2020. So far, Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards, Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball, Indiana Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton and Memphis Grizzlies swingman Desmond Bane have agreed to max extensions.

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Even though the Pistons won only 17 games last season, they have a bright future with Stewart, Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Jalen Duren and Ausar Thompson leading the way. Detroit hired former Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams this offseason.  

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