May 29, 2023

Windhorst: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Unlikely’ To Extend With Bucks This Offseason

Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes eligible for a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks this September and he could elect to wait before committing long-term again to the franchise.

Antetokounmpo signed a supermax extension with the Bucks in 2020 following their trade for Jrue Holiday.

This offseason, the Bucks also have critical decisions to make with the free agencies of Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez.

“I think it is unlikely Giannis extends his contract this summer,” said Brian Windhorst. “He does have two years left, but with everything that’s going on with the team and considering there’s new ownership that makes it very difficult.

“And the Bucks are heading into the repeater tax. This is what happens to teams who are contenders year after year and they spend. Everything on this team is about to get more expensive. Plus, we have new rules coming in that is going to limit the way they can improve this roster moving forward. They are a late stage contender with a superstar in his 20s.

“There are teams in this league watching very closely to see what happens with the Bucks this summer.”

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