When the NBA team postseason disagreed towards another naming champion, the League had launched its regular season award. Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic won the second MVP award in a row, Boston Celtics Guard Marcus Smart locked the defending award this year, and Coach Phoenix Suns Monty Williams led his team to the 64-18 record on his journey to his first coach this year to present.
NBA also just released its All-NBA team. These 15 people were chosen as the best players this year. And unlike the All-Star game, making the All-NBA team can have significant financial implications.
A player meets the requirements for the Rookie Max extension if he meets this criterion: win the MVP in the second or more recent year; Win the defensive player award this year in his fourth season, or in two out of three seasons after the rookie year; Or make the All-NBA team in its fourth season or in two out of three seasons after the rookie year. Likewise, a player in the eighth season or ninth is qualified for the Supermax agreement if he completes one of the following: winning MVP once in the previous three seasons; Winning Defensive players this year the previous year or two of the previous three seasons; Or make the All-NBA team the previous year or in the previous two seasons.
After this year’s All-NBA team was announced, three players were in line to make a lot of money
Devin Booker from Phoenix made the All-NBA first team, while Trae Young from Atlanta and Karl-Anthony City from Minnesota became the third team of All-NBA. They now all meet the requirements for large extensions.
Booker and Towns-all of the 2015 NBA Military Consultatives signed a four-year SuperMax extension, $ 211 million. The new contract will begin in the 2024-25 season. The first year will pay the two players each $ 47.1 million each, while they each get $ 58.4 million in the last year of the agreement (season 2027-28).
Meanwhile, Young has signed the Rookie Max extension that starts next season. However, because he made the All-NBA team, the contract increased from $ 176.9 million to $ 212.3 million. It also adds to Atlanta’s salary limit, pushing them further into luxury taxes. Paying young might mean cutting other people from the list.
One of the other players who can make big money is Ja Morant Memphis. He is currently entitled to sign the Max Rookie extension four years, $ 186 million will kick after next year. However, he was only in his third season, so he had another chance to make the All-NBA team before his contract was running out. If he does, the Rookie Max extension will jump to $ 223 million.
In some cases, awards are nothing more than announcement of arrogance. However, for NBA players, awards can bring them an additional amount of money.