Unlike Giannis, however, Gobert agreed to a contract that will pay him less than the full $228 million possible under the supermax provision. My ESPN colleague Tim MacMahon reports the deal will pay Gobert $205 million, giving the Jazz more flexibility as they build their roster around Gobert and fellow All-Star Donovan Mitchell, who signed an extension last month.
Gobert's decision has important implications for Utah and any team hoping to sign Gobert as an unrestricted free agent next summer. It also could show a path forward for the much-maligned supermax contract.
Let's take a look at what this deal means for the Jazz and the NBA.