John Salmons, Bucks Close to Five-Year Extension

by July 01, 2010

So that Corey Maggette trade wasn’t so important now, was it? From David Aldridge: “The Milwaukee Bucks have had one of the best offseasons of any team in the league, and they are close to pulling off another surprising move. The Bucks are on the verge of re-signing guard John Salmons, one of the top shooting guards available in free agency — and thought to be on the move after opting out of his deal last month — to a five-year, $39 million contract. The deal also includes $5 million in potential bonuses, according to a source, and two league sources say the Bucks have a buyout option for the fifth season. The deal with Salmons is ‘real close,’ a league source said Thursday, but not completely finished.”