The “Greek Freak” will stay in Milwaukee for an additional three years as Giannis Antetokounmpo has reportedly re-upped with the Bucks for a three-year, $186 million contract extension.
ESPN’s NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski, was the first to report the news.
Bucks GM Jon Horst and Antetokounmpo’s agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon, met on Sunday in Chicago, worked through the max extension details, and the two-time MVP finalized the agreement today, sources tell ESPN. Giannis had an 11:59 PM ET deadline tonight to complete the deal.
During the offseason, Antetokounmpo eluded to not being sure that he would resign with the Bucks when his current contract ended, but the team trading for disgruntled Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard may have changed his mind.
The Milwaukee Buck player took to Instagram to announce his longer stay in Wisconsin.
On the Bucks’ Media Day earlier this month, he explained why he didn’t plan on signing an extension this year but reassured fans and media alike that he wants to end his career with the Milwaukee Bucks.
“I said that it did not make sense to sign the contract right now because money’s not important — a lot of money is important. So I’m going to sign it next year. But, no, at the end of the day, again, it doesn’t make sense. It does not make sense for me to sign it right now. I’ve got to always look at what’s best for me and my family, for my situation.
“But at the end of the day, I want to be a Milwaukee Buck for the rest of my career, as long as we are winning. It’s as simple as that.”
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Source: Black Enterprise