All-NBA Selection Qualifies Rudy Gobert For Super-Max Contract
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After the NBA released their three All-NBA teams on Thursday, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has now qualified to receive a super-max contract extension with the Jazz next summer.
He qualified for the super-max after winning the Defensive Player of the Year award last season and was named to an All-NBA team this year.
Gobert can sign a super-max extension next summer, which is projected to be a five-year $250 million deal.
Because Rudy Gobert won defensive player of the year last year and was named to an All-NBA team this year, he joins Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker as qualifying for the supermax. Gobert can sign a supermax extension next summer.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 23, 2019
Gobert’s current contract has him as the highest paid player on the team after making almost $23 million this past season. He is set to make $24.2 million in 2019-20 and $25.7 million during the 2020-21 season.
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According to ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks, Gobert received a $500,000 bonus for being named to the All-Defensive First Team.
For being named All-Defensive First Team, Rudy Gobert has earned a $500K bonus. The bonus was considered likely and the cap hit for the Utah center in 2019-20 will remain at $25M.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) May 22, 2019
Next offseason, as it stands right now will have seven players under contract for the 2020-21 season. Gobert, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Donovan Mitchell, Grayson Allen, Tony Bradley and Georges Niang.
That also depends on who the Jazz will sign this off-season as they have mentioned that they will be active in free agency.
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