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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 2018-19 All-NBA First Team!
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The 2018-19 All-NBA Third Team!
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:
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Earning All-NBA for a second consecutive season now has Giannis Antetokounmpo eligible in the summer of 2020 to sign the largest contract in NBA history. The five-year extension starting in 2021-22 would be worth $247.3M and carry a $42.6, $46.0, $49.5, $52.9 and $56.3M cap hit.
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