As Charania reported, the extension is worth $160 million in total, but that includes roughly $25 million in bonuses. According to a league source, $4.1 million of those bonuses are deemed likely, while $20.9 million of the bonuses are deemed unlikely. As covered in a breakdown of Holiday’s previous contract in our Bucks trade deadline primer, “unlikely bonuses” are negotiated incentives for hitting team goals or individual benchmarks the player did not achieve the previous season. When taking the non-guaranteed money off the total, the guaranteed salary in the contract counts for roughly $135 million through the 2024-25 season (with a player option in the fourth and final season).
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Shams Charania: Jrue Holiday’s max extension with the Bucks includes a player option in Year 4.
Yossi Gozlan: Jrue Holiday’s maximum allowable extension base amount is four years, $134.9M with a $30.1M base salary replacing his $26.8M player option for 2021-22. He can earn more through incentives since his annual base salary is well below his maximum allowable salary (35% of cap).
Guard Jrue Holiday and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a four-year maximum contract extension worth up to $160 million, his agent, Jason Glushon of Glushon Sports Management, told The Athletic. Since his trade to the Bucks in November, Holiday familiarized himself with the roster, coaching staff and front office in Milwaukee and wanted to commit toward years of competing for championships. The 30-year-old is third on the Bucks with 17 points and 5.4 assists per game and is second in the NBA with 1.8 steals per game.
Now, entering the final year of his contract, the executives polled agree that Holiday has all the leverage going into any extension negotiations this season and heading into the offseason if he becomes a free agent. “Jrue will get a max extension now,” as one of the Eastern Conference executives told HoopsHype. “Other teams could also be more aggressive going after Harden now.”
According to Windhorst, when the Pelicans were discussing trades for Jrue Holiday, gauging Holiday’s interest in a longer-team stay with potential trade partners was part of that process. While nothing has been agreed to yet, Windhorst gets the sense that Holiday is open to an extension (or eventually re-signing in free agency) with the Bucks.
Bobby Marks: Jrue Holiday has two years left- $25.9M and $26.8M. The second year is a player option. If the trade occurs on Tuesday, Holiday would be eligible to sign a four-year $135M (starting in 2021-22) extension on Feb. 13.
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May 17, 2021 | 4:43 am EDT Update
With a first-round rematch between their teams set, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic said there are no hard feelings remaining from the heated rivalry that he developed with LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. during last season’s playoff series. According to Doncic, Morris apologized to him during a game earlier this season about stepping on the back of Doncic’s left ankle in Game 5, a controversial play that the Mavs considered dirty with their star playing on a sprained ankle.
“He’s a hell of a player, hell of a defender,” said Doncic, who averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game in last season’s series during his first NBA postseason. “Trash talk is always there, and if it’s not, you’re not really competing. It’s going to be great.”
When The Athletic recently asked Martins whether the team intends to extend Weltman’s contract, Martins said it is team policy not to comment publicly on contract discussions. But Martins also indicated that he and the DeVos family have been pleased with the performance of Weltman and GM John Hammond.
May 17, 2021 | 1:19 am EDT Update
Michael Scotto: LeBron James on Stephen Curry: “Everybody counted him out this year. Everybody said now that Klay (Thompson) is hurt, can Steph lead a team on his own? What’s he going to be able to do? Can he carry a team into the postseason? Can he keep a team afloat? He’s done that and more.”