New York Knicks and Josh Hart Agree to $81 Million Contract Extension
In exciting news for fans of the New York Knicks, the team has finalized a four-year, $81 million contract extension with shooting guard Josh Hart. This deal, expected to be formalized in the near future, will allow Hart to continue representing Team USA in the upcoming FIBA World Cup.
With this contract extension, Hart’s earning potential will skyrocket to $94 million over the course of the 2027-28 season. The 2024-25 season alone will bring in a substantial $18.1 million for the talented player. The Knicks were able to take full advantage of their midlevel exception in free agency due to Hart exercising his player option for the 2023-24 season.
Hart’s stint with the Knicks began in February after a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite his relatively short time with the team, he played a pivotal role in the Knicks’ impressive playoff run. His shooting accuracy was outstanding, with a 58% field goal percentage and an impressive 52% from beyond the arc in his 25 regular-season games with the team.
Known for his rebounding prowess, ability to guard multiple positions, and his well-rounded offensive game, Hart brings a valuable skill set to the team. This will mark Hart’s fourth team in his six-year NBA career, starting with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017. Previously, Hart showcased his championship-winning abilities with Villanova in the NCAA, where he played alongside fellow Knicks teammates Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVincenzo.
As news of this contract extension spreads, fans of the Knicks and female basketball enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting Hart’s continued contributions to the team. With his exceptional skills and winning mindset, Hart is sure to be a player to watch in the coming seasons, both in the NBA and on the international stage representing Team USA.
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