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Friday, October 31, 2008
Pistons announce re-signing of forward Maxiell

Associated Press

Jason Maxiell

Maxiell

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons signed forward Jason Maxiell to a contract extension Friday.

The team did not announce terms of the contract. But a basketball official, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed, told The Associated Press that the four-year contract extension is worth $20 million.

Detroit drafted Maxiell, 25, with the 26th overall pick in 2005.

The 6-foot-7, 260-pound forward is one of the Pistons' top reserves and likely will have a larger role in the years to come. He had career highs last season, averaging 7.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 82 games.