Friday , Oct , 31 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jason Maxiell Signs $20-Million Extension

The Detroit Pistons took another step toward ensuring they will have players to replace their aging frontcourt.

The Pistons and Jason Maxiell agreed on a $20 million, four-year contract extension, a basketball official told The Associated Press on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed.

The 25-year-old Maxiell is in the final year of his contract and decided to stick with the team that drafted him 26th overall in 2005 instead of becoming a free agent after the season.