Bonuses can be major incentive to ball out, but for a few NBA guys, that Bonus didn’t work out. The three 2020-21 All-NBA teams were announced on Tuesday, and a couple notable names were left off: Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell. And it cost them both a boatload of money, about $33 million each.
Had they been named to an All NBA team, they would have been swimming in money.
The Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell rookie max extension will stay at 25% of the cap in 2021-22.
Both were eligible to receive an additional $33M if named All-NBA.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 16, 2021
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If either of these two made the All-NBA this season, the extension they each signed this past offseason would’ve been worth $196 million over four years.
Now Mitchell and Tatum will make $163 million.
Not exactly chump change, but still, $33 million is a pretty big deal.
Tatum has to be pissed, he really got screwed out of the money over a technicality.
Interesting twist in the All-NBA voting. Tatum was eligible as a guard and forward and had more votes than Kyrie, who made the third team as a guard. But Tatum was slotted as a forward because that was the position where he received the most votes.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) June 16, 2021
Here’s the list below:
All NBA Teams… Who do you think got ROBBED the most?? pic.twitter.com/7RkgirFWrh
— Mike Korzemba (@mikekorz) June 16, 2021
The voters owe Mitchell and Tatum an apology.
The Voters have way too much power…
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