The Bucks’ payroll would be closer to the proposed $ 132.7 million luxury-tax threshold for 2020-21.
Sources said that Lasari, Entetoconpo and his agent, Alex Saratis, discussed the Bucks’ season and disappointing finishes and discussed some personnel upgrades that may be available to the franchise in the offscreen.
Sources said Antetokompompo is expected to speak to him after returning from vacation.
Antetokounmpo has the right to decide whether he will sign an extension with Milwaukee or enter the 2020-21 season in the final year of his contract and be eligible for free agency in 2021.
Milwaukee will give Antetokonmpo a supermax deal worth 35% of the Bucks’ cap – based on new salary-cap figures of between $ 220 million and $ 250 million over five years.
After holding the best regular season record for a second straight year in the NBA, the Bucks were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals in five matches. Antetokounmpo sprained parts of Game 4 and all Game 5.
Milwaukee plans to bring coach Mike Budenholzer back, sources said, and he will work with general manager John Horst and ownership on remodeling a roster that has played better basketball in the last two regular seasons than it has That is in the playoffs.