Adeto-Kunbo’s Strong Growth Period Becomes NBA’s Best Contractor
Janice Adetokunbo (26), a Greek monster, has become the most expensive man in the NBA. He renewed his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks for the highest amount ever.
ESPN, a U.S. sports media outlet, reported on the 16th (Korea time) that Adetokunbo renewed his contract with Milwaukee for a total annual salary of 228.2 million dollars (about 249.76 billion won) for five years. It is the highest record in NBA history by total amount.
Previously, James Harden (31) had this record. When Harden re-signed with the Houston Rockets for a total of $228 million (KRW 249.54 billion) for six years in 2017, he achieved the NBA’s highest contract total. Adetokunbo will receive $200,000 more in less than a year.
Earlier in August, the contract with Milwaukee was completed, drawing attention to Adetokunbo’s whereabouts. However, Milwaukee signed a contract with the Super Max. This is a way to give the highest amount of money that can be given to a member of the team that wins free agency status. The new contract also included an “optout” clause, in which Adetokounbo can choose to transfer four seasons later.
Adetokunbo has recently emerged as the most notable player as he was selected as MVP for two consecutive years in the regular season. After Michael Jordan and Hakeem Ola Joo-won, he became both MVP and defender of the year.
Adetokunbo’s growth period was intense. Adetokunbo, who had Greek immigrant parents, played in Greece’s second division and was nominated by Milwaukee as 15th in the 2013 NBA draft. Adetokunbo, who scored an average of 6.8 points in 23 games in his first season, scored 16.9 points on average in three years, winning the skill development award.
Adetokunbo said, “Milky is my home and my city.” “It’s an honor to play for another five years as a member of Bugs.”