NBA fines Bucks for 'supermax' comments re: Giannis
NBA.com Global on Sep 25, 2019 08:57 AM
FILE - MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 12: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots a free throw against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 12, 2018 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA press release
NEW YORK -- The NBA announced today that the Milwaukee Bucks have been fined $50,000 for violating league rules governing the timing of discussions regarding future player contracts and permissible commitments to players. The fine is in response to a public statement made recently by General Manager Jon Horst during a televised team even that Giannis Antetokounmpo "will be offered a supermax extension."
Under NBA rules, teams cannot commit to offer a "supermax" extension prior to the summer following a player's seventh season in the NBA.