Giannis Antetokounmpo signs a $1 million contract extension with the Bucks
YesAnd the series ended. Giannis Antetokounmpo will remain tied to the Milwaukee Bucks for three more seasons Following the renewal announced today by the 2021 NBA champion team. The franchise has announced the extension of its star, Whose future from 2025 will be unknown if he does not take advantage of this Player’s choice From your current contract For three more seasons (the last optional) at the rate $186 million according to espn.
After a summer full of rumours, the Greek star 28 years He would remain at Wisconsin and lead the team the next few seasons. A renewed team now intends to resume the attack on the track with the signing of the star Damian Lillard Which promises to create a dream duo with Giannis.
antetokounmpo, Two-time NBA MVP and Defender of the SeasonLast season, he averaged 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists, and this season he will look to attack what will be the Bucks’ second-highest offense in their entire history. he The first show of 2023-24 will be in the early hours of next Saturday against the 76ers.
I want to be a Bucks player for the rest of my career, as long as we win.
“In one interview you said that it makes no sense to sign a contract because money is not what matters. A lot of money matters (laughs).” But in the end, it doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t make sense to sign now. I always have to see what’s best for me and my family.” Giannis confirmed at Bucks media day that Last October 2.
“I want to be a Bucks player for the rest of my career, as long as we’re winning.”. It’s so simple, do you think I’m going to say I want to be a buck and lose? “This will never come out of my mouth,” the Greek continued.
Aspiring to everything after last year’s miserable failure
With Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks form one of the most lethal duos in the NBA and aspire to once again step into the ring. After the failure of last season, in which the Heat were defeated in the first round of the playoffs (1-4). Lillard was the league’s third-leading scorer last season (32.2), behind Embiid (33.08) and Doncic (32.4).
Between him and Antetokounmpo (31.1) they will guarantee (if they maintain their average) more than 60 points per game. For some Bucks who inherit a very high point guard contract, Who extended his contract with the Blazers for an additional two years in 2022, until the 2026-27 season, for $120 million. This campaign, he will earn 45.6 million, and the next 48.7 (similar amounts to Anteto’s salary), but in 2025-26 his salary will rise to 58.5 million, and he will have a player option for the 2026-27 season for 63.2 million.