And pave the way for a historic three-peat for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, that is if King James will continue leading the Cavs into an unblemished playoff run going to a title showdown this year with the victor of the Golden State Warriors-San Antonio Spurs Western Conference Finals. With neither of them making any All-NBA team, the only advantage their respective teams have in retaining them is being able to offer a five-year standard maximum contract when other teams can offer just four. It also means that it should be a little easier for Hayward and George to leave their current teams if they choose to.
George is under contract for next season at about $19.5 million and he has a $20.7 million player option for the 2018-19 season.
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George can opt out of his IN contract after next season, but he could have been eligible for a massive extension if he had made one of the three all-NBA teams, which were announced Thursday. He can become a free agent in 2018 by declining his 2018-19 player option worth $20.7 million.
Hayward is more complicated. Instead of bringing in any of the three names last offseason, the Lakers ended up giving $136 million to forward Luol Deng and center Timothy Mozgov. Davis barely held off Utah's Rudy Gobert for the first-team center spot, finishing with 343 points to Gobert's 339.
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The second team was made up of Stephen Curry, Isaiah Thomas, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Rudy Gobert. It will also apply to the league's Most Valuable Player in any of the three seasons before the extension. "It's kind of hard to put guys on the first, second, third teams".
Now, it's still the case where the incumbent free agent team can offer more money and a 5th year to their on FAs whereas a poaching team could only offer 4. Just grateful to be a part of the list.
The CBA includes a provision called the designated player exception.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, bottom, and center JaVale McGee, top left, during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 16, 2017.