As we wrote earlier today, there can be substantial financial impacts to being named to an All-NBA team, so expect Kemba Walker to celebrate especially hard this evening.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was unanimously selected to the All-NBA First Team, the league announced Thursday, May 23, marking the first Bucks player to earn First Team honors since Sidney Moncrief following the 1982-83 season.
Under NBA regulations, players can only sign supermax contracts with their current teams and become eligible if they have been in the league for seven or eight years and have not been traded since the first four years in the league. Because this is Antetokounmpo's second consecutive appearance among the best of the NBA's best, he jumps into an unrivaled contract bracket, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.
Should the Bucks convince Antetokounmpo to stay in Milwaukee, the Bucks could be contenders for years to come.
The Bucks nearly certainly will offer him that super-max contract, lest they risk losing their franchise player, who helped transform them from afterthought to NBA Finals contender.
Reportedly, thanks to Giannis making All-NBA for the second year in a row, he is now eligible for a $247.3M contract extension through the 2021-2022 season. And the Warriors could have had two supermaxes on their team (Steph Curry got one), although that's a lot of money for two players if Thompson qualified for that contract and chose to sign it.