Little bit of pressure. Giannis Antetokounmpo wants more guarantees that the Milwaukee Bucks will remain an NBA title contender before signing his contract extension, he said in an interview Friday. The 28-year-old Greece international, who led the Bucks to their first title in 50 years in 2021, could sign a contract extension as early as next month. But he told The New York Times he wanted the club to commit more to maintaining a competitive squad before signing.
“Next summer it would make more sense for both parties. And again, I don’t know,” said Antetokounmpo, who has two years left on his contract. “I won’t be the best version of myself if everyone isn’t on the same page, if everyone isn’t aiming for the title and isn’t willing to spend time away from their family for that…. And if I don’t feel that, I won’t sign,” added the double MVP.
“Winning a league title is my priority. I don’t want to stay 20 years in the same team and not win a new title”, even explained the Greek, very clear on his priorities. First in the Eastern Conference with the best record in NBA history last season (58 wins – 24 losses), the Bucks lost in the first round of the playoffs against Miami. A disappointing result which has visibly damaged the enthusiasm of the star.
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