Pelicans give McCollum 2-year, $64M extension

by Gordon Dixon - CJ McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million extension with the Pelicans. The veteran guard's new deal ties him to New Orleans for four years and $133 million.

New Orleans Pelicans, CJ McCollum agree to 2-year, $64 million extension play Greeny's faith in a Zion-led Pelicans team has JWill flabbergasted (1:29) Jay Williams and Mike Greenberg debate Zion Williamson and the Pelicans' chances of finishing among the top four in the Western Conference. (1:29) 12:48 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 New Orleans Pelicans star CJ McCollum has agreed on a two-year, $64 million contract extension that'll take him through the 2025-2026 season, his agent Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports told ESPN on Saturday. McCollum's new deal ties him to New Orleans for four years and $133 million, aligning him on long-term deals with franchise cornerstones Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson . McCollum's extension completes an offseason priority for New Orleans senior vice president of basketball operations David Griffin and general manager Trajan Langdon, who've greatly valued McCollum's production and his leadership since his arrival in a February deal from the Portland Trail Blazers . Editor's Picks Swin Cash is still adding to her Hall of Fame resume 17d Andrew Lopez What Zion has been up to since the season ended 29d Andrew Lopez 1 Related McCollum had an immense impact on the franchise's play-in tournament berth this year and advancement into the Western Conference playoffs. He arrived in a Feb. 8 trade with the Blazers after reaching the playoffs in eight consecutive seasons as part of a backcourt with Damian Lillard . McCollum, who averaged 24.3 points after joining the Pelicans, is one of six players to average 20-plus points in each of the past seven seasons, including Anthony Davis , DeMar DeRozan , LeBron James , Paul George and James Harden , according to ESPN Stats and Information research. That was among players who played a minimum of 30 games. McCollum is president of the National Basketball Players Association.