6.) Tony Parker’s 2005 contract
After outplaying expectations on his rookie-scale contract with the Spurs, Tony Parker and San Antonio agreed on a six-year extension worth $66 million in 2005.
The Silver and Black selected the French point guard with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, and he immediately made an impression on the coaching staff. He spent 17 seasons with the team, becoming a six-time All-Star and winning four championships alongside Duncan and Ginobili.
During this deal, Parker won the 2007 NBA Finals MVP After San Antonio defeated the Cavaliers four games to none. Throughout those playoffs, Parker averaged 20.8 points and 5.8 assists per game on 48% shooting from the field.
5.) Keldon Johnson’s 2022 extension
Keldon Johnson is a core member of this new era of Spurs basketball, at least for now. He retained his starting role after chatter about him coming off the bench this summer, but it is clear the front office brass believes in him regardless of where he lines up in the rotation.
The team has so much faith in him that they signed Keldon to a four-year contract extension worth $74 million in the summer of 2022. He has been a focal point of the offense. However, his touches have decreased following the arrival of Victor Wembanyama and the continued development of players like Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan.
Johnson was a first-round pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2019, and he has averaged 16.5 points per game over his young career, with his numbers improving every year. The Spurs were willing to risk a fair share of their payroll to keep Keldon around, and it looks like he will be an impact player for them this season.