MILWAUKEE, WI – JANUARY 12: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to an officials call during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Bradley Center on January 12, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this […]
Antetokounmpo, who’s a free agent after the 2021 season, has said on the record he intends to stick with the small-market Bucks and said he was not interested in demanding a trade. Milwaukee will be able to offer its best player a multi-year supermax deal this offseason worth somewhere near $221 million.
With the Milwaukee Bucks facing elimination against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of their second-round series, the team will have to keep its playoff hopes alive without its biggest star. Giannis Antetokounmpo has reportedly been ruled out for tonight’s game after suffering an injury in Game 4.
According to The Ringer, “multiple league sources” have claimed that the Clippers will try to acquire Antetokounmpo. The NBA superstar has one year left on his current deal, and is eligible for a huge extension this offseason. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
“A deal” implies a trade. That is unlikely, and if it happens it is only because next season comes apart for Milwaukee, Antetokounmpo comes to GM Jon Horst and says he is not re-signing, and they have to make a move at the next trade deadline. Fans/talking heads will make the “you have to get […]
The Greek Freak literally bullied his way to the hoop against the Magic, elevated and smashed one home like it wasn’t a big deal at all. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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.
Greg Monroe (three years, max) John Henson (four years, $44 million) Matthew Dellavedova (four years, $38.5 million) Mirza Teletovic (three years, $31.5 million) Miles Plumlee (four years, $52 million) Tony Snell (four years, $44 million) At best, those contracts served as roadblocks. But Milwaukee also surrendered a first-rounder to dump Henson and Dellavedova (and acquire […]
Antetokounmpo is eligible for a supermax extension this offseason, worth about $256 million (assuming the salary cap stays even for a couple of seasons). The Bucks are going to present him the offer, the question is, will he sign the contract, or wait to try and put pressure on the organization to improve?
Antetokounmpo played Game 4. If he feels the same way entering Game 5, he’ll play that, too. Antetokounmpo aggravated his injury and left Game 4. That showed he shouldn’t have been playing in the first place while feeling like this – especially with the Milwaukee Bucks down 3-0 or even 3-1 now. It seems Antetokounmpo […]