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Forget what you heard, Maxiell signed his deal

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Remember all that "Maxiell will test the waters" bluster? Forget about it. From Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

Pistons power forward Jason Maxiell accepted a contract offer today and will not become a restricted free agent following the season. The deal is for $20 million over four years.

The deadline for him to reach an agreement was today.

There's still no word if all four years are guaranteed, but either way it's win-win. There's a decent number of big men hitting the market next summer, and as a restricted free agent Maxiell probably wasn't going to find a much better deal than this. Kudos to DBB reader Mike for the head's up.

Update: McCosky has more details:

The contract extension that Jason Maxiell will sign Friday is a four-year, $20 million deal, like I said before. But the fourth year is Max's option. It is fully guaranteed if he wants it.

I wouldn't be surprised if switching that last year from a team option to a player option was a concession the Pistons made to get the deal done. Either way, it's still a good deal for everyone involved.