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Sport Where Lakers, Heat, Raptors and Mavericks stand with Giannis Antetokounmpo

07:40  26 november  2020
07:40  26 november  2020 Source:   hoopshype.com

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© Provided by HoopsHype Giannis Antetokounmpo , Milwaukee Bucks. With training camp approaching, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo still has not decided on his supermax extension offer. As of now, that contract is worth a projected 8.2 million, at a minimum, over five years.

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With training camp approaching, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo still has not decided on his supermax extension offer. As of now, that contract is worth a projected $228.2 million, at a minimum, over five years. The deal would keep Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee through 2026.

Giannis Antetokounmpo talking on a cell phone: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks © Provided by HoopsHype Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

“That’s a lot of money to leave on the table!” one general manager told HoopsHype.

The one bright spot in the Bucks’ offseason is acquiring one-time All-Star Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans. While the Bucks will likely continue to dominate the regular season, Holiday gives them an edge that could help them get over the hump in the playoffs.

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Kostas Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo (AHN-teh-tuh-KOOM-poh; Greek: Κώστας Αντετοκούνμπο) (born November 20, 1997) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the


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Kyle Lowry et al. wearing costumes: Ibaka agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, per reports, and will reunite with former Toronto Raptors teammates Kawhi Leonard. Ibaka has a player option for the second season.  The Raptors offered Ibaka a one-year, $12 million deal to return, league sources told HoopsHype. According to our HoopsHype salary cap expert, Yossi Gozlan, the Raptors likely focused on that $12 million figure for Ibaka because then they could’ve used the mid-level exception and remained right under the tax.  The Brooklyn Nets also expressed interest in signing Ibaka but could only offer their taxpayer mid-level exception.  As the Clippers enter an arms race in the battle for Los Angeles with the Lakers and a trip to the NBA Finals next season, Ibaka’s ability to protect the rim and stretch the floor is invaluable following the losses of Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green in free agency.

Aside from the Holiday acquisition, the Bucks’ offseason took an unexpected turn for the worse. Three days ahead of free agency, a botched sign-and-trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic was leaked. Whether there was a deal agreed upon or not, the Bucks did not end up getting Bogdanovic, and they had to change their plans dramatically. They filled out their roster instead by adding DJ Augustin, Bobby Portis, Torrey Craig, and Bryn Forbes.

Will the addition of Holiday be enough to offset the botched Bogdanovic acquisition that happened to the Bucks this offseason for Antetokounmpo to extend? Bogdanovic is a good player, but his inclusion shouldn’t be a make-or-break factor in this decision. Still, the Bucks have filled out their roster up to the hard cap, and there’s not much else for Antetokounmpo to wait on. He needs to decide soon whether he can trust Milwaukee’s front office and ownership group to keep the best team around him as possible over the next six years.

While we wait on his decision, let’s take a look at some of the teams that are looking to sign him next offseason. The current salary cap projection of $112,414,200 million for the 2021-22 season will be used in salary cap calculations. The maximum contract other teams can offer Antetokounmpo based on that projection is $145 million over four years, which has a starting salary of $33,724,200.

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Antetokounmpo has until Dec. 21 to sign on the dotted line. There is some chatter about which way he may be leaning, but maybe a whole host of pens from his teammates will nudge him into a final decision. You never know.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

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