Report: Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s “future plans” are “hard to pin down” | Laundress Report


Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is shown during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat on Monday March 2, 2020 in Miami. (Photo AP / Wilfredo Lee)

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Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the most wanted free agent after next season if he doesn’t re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, but no one seems to have a clue what the NBA MVP will do.

Per Marc Berman from New york post, Antetokounmpo’s “future plans” have become “difficult to pin down” due to the coronavirus pandemic ” has radically changed things. ”

ESPN Tim Bontemps reported in February that NBA executives were waiting Antetokounmpo to sign again with the Bucks this offseason.

Under normal circumstances, Antetokounmpo could have signed the richest deal in league history by staying with the Bucks. The Athletic’s Eric Nehm and Danny Leroux noted that the Greek Freak supermax deal was worth $ 253.75 million over five years.

Due to the loss of income due to the pandemic, the NBA salary cap is expected to be significantly affected. Berman announced on May 9 that the ceiling of $ 109.1 million for 2020-2021 would be lowered.

Leroux noted that With Antetokounmpo already signed for next season, the first year of his veteran design extension will not begin until 2021-2022, when he is ” much less likely [the pandemic will] affect the salary ceiling and therefore its contractual value. ”

Milwaukee had the best NBA regular season record last year (60-22), but lost to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference final. The team was once again at the top of the league this year with a record of 53-12 when the game was suspended due to the pandemic.


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