You can cancel your dream of Giannis going to your NBA team in 2021. Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a five year/$228 million dollar extension to stay in Milwaukee.
Antetokounmpo is coming off winning the NBA MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year in 2019-20. After a disappointing second round exit last season, Giannis’ future with the Bucks was unsure heading into the 2020-21 season.
After rumors of Giannis possibly leaving the Bucks to join Miami or Golden State in 2021, Giannis addressed the rumors today by announcing on his twitter he was signing the super max extension to stay put in Milwaukee.
Antetokounmpo becomes one of the highest paid players in the NBA, as the Bucks will look to compete for an NBA title.
This is a very good thing for Milwaukee fans. You got your franchise star locked up for the next five years, and you don’t have to worry about losing him for nothing.
I was very surprised about this move by Giannis. I did not think he would’ve signed this extension. I thought he would’ve waited out on how the season was going or the end of the season to sign this contract. Money wise, this was a very smart decision about him, but trying to win an NBA Championship, it’s hard to tell.
I don’t see people coming to Milwaukee to play there, but you never know now since Giannis is there to stay.
The Bucks are going to have a hard time bringing in new pieces after signing this big contract. It’s a small market and with Holiday and Middleton both under contract, don’t be surprised if you see maybe see one of them getting move in the future to bring in another star to help Giannis.
Things got a little bit interesting!