San Antonio Spurs Shooting Guard, Devin Vassell, has inked a lucrative five-year contract extension worth a staggering $146 million, per insider Adrian Wojnarowski of the ESPN
This monumental agreement not only secures Vassell’s future with the Spurs but also cements his status as one of the franchise’s key young talents.
Hailing from the 2020 NBA draft class, Vassell’s trajectory has been nothing short of impressive.
Selected as the 11th overall pick in the 2020 draft, Vassell emerged as a formidable force on the court, honing his skills during his third NBA season.
However, his remarkable journey hit a temporary roadblock in January when a knee injury sidelined him for a grueling two-month period.
One can’t help but marvel at his growth as a player, exemplified by his escalating scoring prowess.
Vassell’s points-per-game average experienced a remarkable ascent, soaring by more than six points in each of his three NBA seasons.
He started at 5.5 points, escalated to an impressive 12.3 in 2021-22, and culminated with an astounding 18.5 points per game in the previous season.
Vassell’s evolution extended beyond mere points. He showcased his prowess in catch-and-shoot three-pointers, a skill that places him among the elite.
According to Second Spectrum tracking data, Vassell impressively ranked in the top 15 for catch-and-shoot three-point field goal percentage among a pool of 170 players who attempted at least 150 such shots.
Devin Vassell joins an exclusive group of his draft peers who have committed to long-term extensions.
This illustrious roster includes the likes of Anthony Edwards in Minnesota, LaMelo Ball in Charlotte, Tyrese Haliburton in Indiana, Isaiah Stewart in Detroit, and Desmond Bane in Memphis.
The future undoubtedly looks bright for Devin Vassell and the San Antonio Spurs as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their journey together in the NBA.