Although his free agency doesn’t begin until the end of the 2020-21 season, teams across the board have been looking for ways to clear up salary space to recruit Giannis Antetokounmpo. The two-time consecutive and four-time All-Star undoubtedly has a bright future in the NBA, but after signing a massive contract extension for $228.2 million over the next five years, he at least doesn’t have to worry about his finances.
15th Overall Pick in the 2013 Draft
Giannis’ career started off pretty slowly in the beginning. Before making himself eligible for the NBA draft, he played two years with the Filathlitikos, an Athens-based professional basketball team. It didn’t take long for the crowd to fall head-over-heels in love with the 6-foot-11 “Greek Freak.” Despite not being chosen as an All-Star, he was allowed to play to the fans’ delight. In 2013 at the age of 19, he made himself eligible to play for the NBA, where he was selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.