Anthony Davis waiting on Giannis Antetokounmpo supermax decision, says NBA insider

Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Anthony Davis is waiting on the decision of Giannis Antetokounmpo regarding his supermax contract extension, says Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

The big man of the Los Angeles Lakers currently is a free agent, but he is expected to re-sign with the defending champions.

Per Windhorst, Antetokounmpo’s decision on the supermax extension could affect the length of Davis’ new contract.

“I think there are two star players waiting to sign to see what Giannis does. That’s Anthony Davis. He’s coming back to the Lakers, but he may change the alteration of his contract, the way it’s structured, to give the Lakers a window, if not for Giannis but for somebody in a one-plus-one. Because that’s what LeBron is now on.

And Bam Adebayo. If Bam Adebayo signs a max contract, the Heat will not have the room. But if he waits a year, then they will,” Windhorst said, via RealGM.

Antetokounmpo is eligible to a supermax contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason, worth between $228 and $240M.

If he declines it, though, he will become a free agent in 2021.