Examining Impact of 2018-19 All-NBA Teams on Giannis, Kemba Walker Contracts

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Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker looks to shoot past Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

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The NBA announced its All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams on Thursday, and players such as Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant and LeBron James added to their already impressive resumes with nods.

The impact of the voting went beyond mere accolades for some players, though, including Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kemba Walker

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press explained Antetokounmpo is now eligible to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2020 for approximately $250 million. Bobby Marks of ESPN pointed out making All-NBA for two straight seasons means the MVP candidate could sign the largest contract in league history come 2020 with notable cap hits:

As for Walker and Damian Lillard, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium noted they are eligible for the league’s super-maximum contract extension during the upcoming offseason.

The fact was not lost on Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum:

It wasn’t all good news for players, though, as Tim MacMahon of ESPN explained Rudy Gobert’s inclusion as the th