Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly eligible to sign supermax contract


It's rare you see Klay Thompson as visibly upset as he was during Warriors shootaround on Thursday.

The 2019 All-NBA teams were released on Thursday afternoon, and the first team is headlined by the two top MVP candidates, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, who were unanimous selections.

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid led the second team that along with Lillard included Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.

Walker finished with four second-team votes and 39 third-team votes for 51 points, while Thompson had three second-team votes and 18 third-team votes for 27 points. The Milwaukee Bucks star player is tipped to win the MVP trophy this year and is now leading his team in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Thompson said trailing off.

"That's cool and all but when you go to five straight finals - I respect those guys - but when you go to five straight it takes more than a couple of All-NBA guys". "It's an all-time team but whatever".

In February, Antetokounmpo made his third consecutive start in the All-Star Game as he captained Team Giannis in the 68th NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. The Warriors will save about $30 million in salary and an additional $120 million in luxury taxes.

Which affects both players when it comes to their contracts.

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Kemba Walker can get $221 million over five years ... Apart from the prestige of being among the best in the league, he also misses out on the possibility of earning a supermax contract this summer.

The only disappointment came when it was revealed that Rockets forward P.J. Tucker was not named to the first or second team All-Defense Team.

Thompson's day was not completely ruined.

Antetokounmpo getting All-NBA First Team honors comes a day after he was named to this year's NBA All-Defensive First Team, along with Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe.

"He should have been first [team]", Green said.

"I'm very grateful to be recognized".

"It's a pretty incredible season but he's much more focused on tonight and getting ready to go", Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "It was hard work and I was happy to make it". "But that lineup looked good on that second team, so it's all good". Warriors coach Steve Kerr also marveled at Thompson's ability to switch onto big men.