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Griffin can't officially sign the extension until July 11, but negotiations between the team and his representatives are not expected to turn into a drawn-out process, sources said, as no player coming off a rookie-scale contract who is eligible and was offered the maximum contract extension has passed on it.
The Clippers couldn't officially offer Griffin an extension until after 9 p.m. PT Saturday. Team president Andy Roeser called Griffin's representatives shortly after 9 p.m. to offer the extension, sources with knowledge of the situation said.
Griffin could earn as much as $95 million over the course of the five-year extension if he is voted an All-Star starter again or named to a second All-NBA team next season under the so-called "Derrick Rose Rule" in the new collective bargaining agreement. (ESPN LA)