Last Tuesday (12), in an interview with the “48 Minutes” podcast, Giannis Antetokounmpo reflected on his stay at the Milwaukee Bucks, leaving the possibility of moving to another team in the air. Furthermore, the player commented on his future steps in professional basketball.
“I’m a Milwaukee Bucks, but the important thing is that I’m a winner, I want to win. I have to do whatever it takes to win. I have to do everything I can to beat Larry O’Brien, I have to accept the best situation”, said the player who wants a promising future in the NBA.
After a season in which the team was not very successful in matches, the dismissal of coach Mike Budenholzer and the lack of performance from the Milwaukee Bucks athletes may have been factors that influenced the Greek player’s decision to opt for other team possibilities.
Rumors indicate that, at the request of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the team hired Adrian Griffin, former assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors, so that there is more stimulus and performance from the player and his colleagues Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. There are also assumptions that the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls are wanting the athlete to be part of their teams.
In an interview with The New York Times, the athlete stated that he wanted to sign a contract renewal when all the team’s pieces are connected to make the Milwaukee Bucks one of the great NBA champions. However, he did not confirm when it would take place.
Currently, the player’s five-year contract is valued at US$228.2 million and, if Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed to the new deal, he would assume an extension of three more seasons equivalent to US$173 million dollars. Given his knee operation, the athlete may rethink his stay at the Milwaukee Bucks.