Nets have yet to discuss extension with Russell

The Brooklyn Nets and point guard DAngelo Russell have yet to open discussions on a contract extension, according to a report from Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

Russell is slated to make $7.02 million this upcoming season. If he and the Nets are unable to agree upon an extension before the season starts, Russell will enter restricted free agency in the summer of 2019 if Brooklyn offers him a $9.16 million qualifying offer.

The Nets acquired Russell from the Los Angeles Lakers last offseason. In 48 games last season, Russell averaged 15.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists, shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from three.

Russell, 22, underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery in November to remove loose bodies.

The Nets are prioritizing cap space for the summer of 2019 when they’ll potentially have money to sign two max contract players.

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