Giannis Antetokounmpo decided to stay at home in Milwaukee, as he believes he can win there (his biggest concern), but the fact that the Bucks can guarantee him $ 228.2 million over the next five years .
Entobocampampo’s decision was the biggest player decision in the NBA since LeBron James decided to come to Los Angeles, and there have been reactions and re-enactments around the league. With every big move, there are some winners and losers, and while there are far more winners in this case, let’s break it down.
Winner: Giannis Entokkenmpo
Oh, is that so. The man closed for just $ 228.2 million. Even Steve Ballmer feels that it is a lot of money. Entetocompompo only gets a chance to live in the city he has called home in the United States – he said he is not prepared for the bright lights of Los Angeles or Miami – and the first city he and his family have ever secured, Comfortable and welcomed.
Entetocompomo used his advantage to pressure the Bucks to upgrade and only signed the deal that the Bucks were serious about winning – and were willing to spend to do it. Entetoconampo knew what he wanted and he got it.
Winner: Milwaukee Bucks & Bucks Fans
The Milwaukee Bucks shut down the MVP as their head in a two-time reign, a move that should make them contenders for each of the next five years (if they are not, it will be compared to Entetonamppo in the Bucks front office Is more about). This is a win for Milwaukee, a win for their fans, and a win for the small and medium-sized markets around the league. Do most things right, build a winner around them, and you can have a superstar.
It does not guarantee the Bucks a title in the next few years. According to the odds provided by our partner, Points Beat, it is a little better than 50/50 that Entetoconpo wins a ring with the Bucks.
Giannis has 228 million reasons to be happy in Milwaukee over the next five years. 4
– NBC Sports Bet (@NBCSportsBet) 16 December 2020
Los: Miami / Dallas / Toronto
These teams are not really losing, but they are teams that now have to recalculate. If they had decided to move on from Milwaukee, they would have left cap space or trading options open to unload all antitocompo. Now everyone has to adjust.
Miami is in the best position. He already used his cap space to shut down Bam Adebayo, and he has a lot of young players who would be interesting for a team looking for a superstar. This is a team that made the final a year ago, is still ready to chase another star (via trade or sign-and-trade), and will remain in that position for years.
Toronto is trailing the roster around forward Pascal Siam and Ozzy Ennoby, and they shut down Fred VanVleet this offseason, but the Raptors will now have to strike an agreement with Masai Urigiri and then their next star Need to find
Dallas is the most difficult place among the three as they lack the Pix and the young players they are willing to give up in a trade, and this free agent class has become very weak in the last few days. There is no clear way to add a third route in Dallas now because…
Loser: 2021 Free Agency
LeBron James signed an extension to be with the Lakers, and as Anthony Davis did – and there was no short contract, the Lakers have him for three years. Paul George signed a maximum agreement to stay with the Clippers. Entetocompompo is now closed in the market.
The much anticipated free agent class of 2021 suddenly looks very thin. Qui Leonard is the biggest name, but George re-signed in Los Angeles – and the fact that Leonard forced himself back to SoCal – is widely expected around the NBA to be with the Leonard Clippers. Who are the best free agents after that? Rudy Gobert and perhaps Victor Oladipo depend on how he plays this season. They are good players, and this is a deeper free agent class than the previous one, but the franchise-changing talent has gone over the top. This class is not nearly as sexy.
which leads to…
Winner: Houston Rockets (and maybe Washington Wizards)
With teams able to find superstars through free agency, suddenly James Harden looks a little better. He is a former MVP and one of the top five players on the planet, a man who can drop 30 nights and do it efficiently. On that body (on and off the court) 31 years of concerns about him with a lot of miles, worries about re-signing him in two years at age 33, how well he plays with other stars Hai, the concerns are still there, but for teams that don’t have options, it looks a little better. Houston continues to offer more than anyone for Beard right now, but it helps the rocket leverage.
Miami has said that it is interested, and if it can strike a deal for Tyler Herrow, some other young players, salaries (Kelly Oleniak, Andre Igodala) and some pickets, it may well be worth it Can.
Until the Heat wants to wait and see what Wizard does with Bradley Beal. Like Houston, Washington is sitting in a better place to trade its star, except that the Wizards have no intention of doing so – at least in the short term. They want to see if they can score a playoff run with Beal and Russell Westbrook. But if he moves past the trade deadline, or from the next child, Washington may feel differently, and it will be in a stronger position.
Winner: Junior Holiday
Entetokounmpo has just signed a max contract, and Khris Middleton will earn $ 35.5 million next season. The center threw in $ 13.3 million for Brooke Lopez, a combined $ 12.3 million contract for DJ Augustin and Pat Connaughton, and a contract to round out the roster, and suddenly the Bucks are a team on the tax line and improving after the season With limited methods for. This one. This means that they Of course Re-sign the Holiday (they needed to do anything after leaving the boat of any kind to land it).
Holiday, which has a $ 26.7 million player option next season, has all the leverage and will likely receive a contract that starts at about that number and extends over the years. Holiday is good, and should be a better playoff fit in the backcourt for the Bucks than Eric Bledos, but he now has the advantage of being paid like a superstar.