An interview in the ‘New York Times’ has forced many NBA franchises to modify their short and medium term plans. Giannis Antetokounmpowho in his 10 seasons has not played for any other team than the Bucks, assured that His loyalty has a limit and he is not sure whether to sign a contract extension. “I wouldn’t be the best version of myself If I didn’t know that everyone is on the same page, everyone is going for a championship, everyone is going to sacrifice time away from their family like I do. AND If I don’t feel that, I’m not going to sign.”assured about the option of extending his contract, something he could do as of this Friday.
To the Greek forward He has two seasons left on his contract with the Buckswith whom he signed a supermax extension before the 20-21 season. This campaign will collect 45.6 million dollars. He will be the seventh highest-paid player in the NBA behind Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Joel Embiid and Bradley Beal. Next time, he will reach 48.8 million. And he has a player option for a third for 51.9 million. However, At 28 years old, after being champion in 2021, being twice NBA MVP and accumulating seven appearances in the All Star, he asks for guarantees to be able to compete for more rings.
Giannis Antetokounmpo makes a dunk.
The Bucks suffered a historic setback last season. And it still hurts. They led the regular season with a balance of 58-24 thanks in large part to the averages of 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists by Antetokounmpo. But in the playoffs, with the forward missing a couple of games due to physical problems, They lost in the first round in five games against the Heatwho had just finished eighth and were competing in the play-in. That cost coach Mike Budenholzer his job.replaced by Adrian Griffinformer Raptors assistant. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopezkey pieces of the squad, have renewed and will try to do the same with Jrue Holiday.
If I don’t feel like we’re all on the same page, I’m not going to sign. I’m a buck, but most importantly I’m a winner
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks forward
Will it be enough to satisfy Giannis? Before its previous expansion it already issued similar warnings, but then it was not yet the great figure it is today.. With two years left on his contract before he can become an unrestricted free agent, He can sign a three-year extension for about $169 million. You have until October 23 to do so. It’s the day before the regular season begins.
Next summer could be key
Events should not be rushed. The normal thing is that, if something happens, it will happen next summer. Because Antetokounmpo will be able to assess the state of the team and the efforts made from the Bucks offices and because there will be more money at stake. Next year, the extension of his new contract could reach four seasons for about 234 million dollars. This extension would have a deadline to be signed between July 6, 2024 and June 30, 2025.
Giannis Antetokounmpo falls to Bam Adebayo during one of the games of the playoff series against the Heat.
With that landscape, There are many NBA teams that have begun to consider the future given the possibility that Giannis could be traded before he leaves as a free agent and the Bucks do not get anything for him. His mere presence would make any franchise a contender. And if she already had good foundations, she would be the favorite. Journalists Zach Lowe and Ramona Shelburne have been the first to launch some names of hypothetical destinations: Pelicans, Raptors, Nets, Knicks and Warriors.
“I’m a buck, but the most important thing is that I’m a winner… If there is a better situation for me to win the Larry O’Brien [trofeo que recibe el campeón de la NBA]”I have to accept it.” Another phrase that has put the entire League on alert.
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