The start of the 2021-22 NBA league year not only meant the beginning of free agency but also extensions for former first-round picks entering the fourth and final season of their rookie contracts.
The 2018 draft has provided a particularly plentiful class of rookie extensions. After Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander all signed max extensions earlier this summer, the Boston Celtics became the first team to sign a 2018 pick to a non-max extension, locking up center Robert Williams III. And plenty more deals are getting reported ahead of today's 6 p.m. ET deadline.
Which extensions look likely to age best and which might be mistakes? Let's break them all down here.
Gauging Jackson's value was one of the trickier questions of extension season because he missed the first 61 games of 2020-21 following surgery to repair a meniscus tear. Predictably, Jackson never got back to the form he'd shown in his second NBA season as a scorer, making just 28% of his 3-point attempts.