Top 5 Players Eligible for Massive Extensions This Summer

August is Extension Season in the NBA. Some massive money is on the line for some superstar players, but not all of them will be signing this summer. 

Let's have a look at the five (plus) biggest extension-eligible players around the league. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Although he is eligible this summer, and Milwaukee may make an offer, Bucks fans don't necessarily have to worry about it just yet this summer, as Giannis still has two years left before his player option. 

"I think he's going to wait until next summer when he's got one year left on his current deal," opined ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

But fellow insider Tim MacMahon offered a bit more of a warning. 

"The thing with Giannis is he's pretty consistently left the door cracked (open) as far as exploring taking his career somewhere else."

Anthony Davis

He can be a free agent next summer (with an early termination option). But as of this Friday he is eligible for 3-years, $170M extra on his contract (that would give him 5-year, $255M total including what's left on his currently deal). But with LeBron James having only one year left on his deal, what are AD's plans?

Kawhi Leonard/Paul George

These two come as an entry. Both of the Clippers' oft-injured superstars can extend for 4-years, $220M+, but don't hold your breath.

"I don't think there's any chance those guys get four-year extensions... I would be STUNNED if they get extended four years," says NBA Insider Brian Windhorst. "This is one of the big questions for the upcoming season—what are the Clippers going to do?"

Just this past weekend, head coach Tyronn Lue sounded unhappy about the lack of availability of his two best players over the years. 

Pascal Siakam

What will the Toronto Raptors do? That's been the burning question around Siakam, and the rest of the team at large this offseason. 

Spicy P put up numbers matched by only a handful of players in the entire NBA last season, with 24.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists. But if he makes All-NBA again this season (he has twice already), he'll become supermax eligible next year, which will set him up for a much larger deal. Thus, an extension this summer isn't expected to be signed.

OG Anunoby is also eligible for a 4-year, $116M extension, but that's far below his market value. So that won't happen either. 

Both Siakam and Anunoby can become free agents after the coming season. Masai Ujiri needs to act, one way or another, between now and the trade deadline next February. 

Klay Thompson

In the final year of his 5-year, $190M deal, Thompson is due $43M this coming season, but is eligible for an extension this summer. 

"I'm not sure he performed like a $43M player last year," said Windhorst, making this a difficult decision for the Golden State Warriors. His defense has taken a bit of a dip, though his offense was there. But he isn't an All-NBA player anymore.

"I just don't see any scenario where he signs up there for that kind of money long-term," added Bontemps. 

Should be an interesting August and September for these superstars, amongst others around the league.

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