Giannis Signs Supermax With Bucks

Jonathan Grant | December 16th, 2020

While nothing is certain in the NBA anymore, by the looks of it, it does look like a bit of certainty has washed over the league as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a five-year, ‘supermax’ extension that will see the reigning two-time MVP remain with the team for a total of around $228 million. The deal includes an opt-out clause in it for after four seasons, but this goes a long way to giving Milwaukee and its fans a big sigh or relief. That’s because a lot of talk had been going on linking the Greek Freak to a move to Miami in the years to come.

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While that could still happen down the road, or even via a trade next year for all we know, the possibility of it occurring soon is now pretty remote to say the least. This move gives the team a lot of security and allows them the chance to continue to build around their star asset, enabling them to bring in players with the incentive of playing with Giannis. It is a big amount of money, sure, but it’s worth it, seeing as how they have had the league’s best record for two straight seasons and will be among the favorites to do that again this coming season. It’s a massive coup that stops many teams from saving cap space in hopes of landing him, especially seeing as how Antetokounmpo is one of three players (along with LeBron and Kareem) to have won multiple MVP’s by the age of 25. Hard to turn away a player like that!

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