Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Bucks-Heat Game 5

The Bucks can win this game and maybe extend the series long enough to get Antetokounmpo back (and make adjustments to get him flowing again). But each step will be difficult, starting with winning tonight without their best player.

Bucks took shortcut to contention around Giannis Antetokounmpo and came up short

His contract is set to expire in 2021. He could sign a five-year super-max extension this offseason, but the economic downturn caused by coronavirus adds uncertainty. Antetokounmpo could wait until 2021 free agency, when the same contract terms will be available to him with the Bucks (and other teams can offer deals).

Butler adamant Heat’s best is yet to come after eliminating Bucks

“It’s not easy to get to the conference finals, and our organisation knows that. We’ve been trying desperately to get back to the conference finals. It’s not our ultimate goal, we get it, but you can still acknowledge the journey, how hard it is to this point.

Miami advances with hard-fought win, Milwaukee enters summer of uncertainty

The Bucks have had the best record in the NBA two years running, but do not have a team and style that has succeeded in the playoffs. Antetokounmpo made it clear that bar is not good enough anymore, but also didn’t sound like a guy looking to bolt (Milwaukee is the only home he has […]

Report: Mike Budenholzer will return as Bucks’ coach

As the Milwaukee Bucks stumbled toward early playoff elimination at the hands of the Heat, the blame game started. Someone had to be at fault, and a lot of fingers were pointed at coach Mike Budenholzer. His inflexible systems, his playing Giannis Antetokounmpo 36 or fewer minutes a night (before Antetokounmpo’s ankle injury), and some […]