In a surprise turn of events, the Milwaukee Bucks have given Grayson Allen a two-year $20 million rookie extension.
Impact of the Grayson Allen extension
With Grayson Allen making $10 mil a year, it now becomes even more unlikely that the Bucks resign Donte DiVincenzo. Donte will need to get healthy very soon to warrant a contract extension.
It seems as if Grayson’s preseason play really wowed the Bucks. It’s not often you see a brand new player extended before touching the court in the regular season. Allen played in four games for the Bucks in the preseason. He played 22.4 minutes and averaged 11.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists on 47-46-100 splits.
If Allen can produce as he did in the preseason, during the regular season, this extension will look like a steal next season.
What’s Next for the Bucks?
Grayson Allen has all but solidified his spot as the Bucks starting shooting guard for this season. Unless he suffers a major injury or his play severely drops, Allen is the starter for the foreseeable future.
The question is now, what happens with Donte? Donte is a good player, and if he stays healthy could be a significant piece for the Bucks in repeating as champs. That being said, he also has pretty high trade value. The Bucks could trade Donte for a first-round pick and gain back some draft capital they’ve lost over the years.
Do the Bucks keep Donte for a championship push or trade him at the deadline? Nothing is set in stone, but one thing is for sure, it’ll be an exciting trade deadline this year for the Bucks.
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