The Bucks are reportedly assured Giannis Antetokounmpo will signal a super-max contract, both as an extension this offseason or a brand new deal in 2021 free company.
The idea Antetokounmpo will stay in Milwaukee is shared by a big majority of the NBA brokers polled by The Athletic:
Can Milwaukee hold Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the place is he beginning within the 2021-22 season?
18 — Sure, he stays.
1 — No, he leaves.
I’m shocked by the lopsidedness of this end result. Folks LOVE to take a position about celebrity motion.
The large query: Do these brokers have real perception into the state of affairs, or are they simply speculating?
The opportunity of the previous makes this intriguing. Typically, correct gossip spreads inside NBA circles. However generally it’s misguided.
I wouldn’t belief whichever agent stated:
“I see him in New York. I believe you’ll be able to’t simply be that unhealthy eternally. I believe he stays in Milwaukee, truthfully, but when I needed to guess, I might guess that he goes someplace else. And I might guess he goes someplace with massive marketability.”
Possibly Antetokounmpo modified his thoughts on not eager to play in massive, flashy cities. However “I believe he stays in Milwaukee” AND “I might guess that he goes someplace else” is simply illogical except it is a galaxy-brain take incorporating unmentioned odds.
Even when the brokers are appropriate that Antetokounmpo will start the 2021-22 season in Milwaukee, there’s one other essential query: On what contract?
A brilliant-max contract, by rule, could be 5 seasons (as an extension or new deal, both of which might start with the 2021-22 season).
However Antetokounmpo may re-sign on a shorter deal. That may very well be financially prudent, and it’d give him extra time to consider the Bucks. After all, that’d additionally permit him to unilaterally go away Milwaukee as early as 2022.
So, it’s not so simple as whether or not Antetokounmpo begins the 2021-22 season with the Bucks. However that is a crucial first step, and a pattern of brokers are apparently in robust settlement about him remaining in Milwaukee.
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Polled NBA brokers predict, 18-1, Giannis Antetokounmpo will stick with Bucks initially appeared on NBCSports.com