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Days After Giannis Antetokounmpo Teases His Future, NBA Insider Reveals Alarming News: “Doing the Bucks a Favor”

Published 09/18/2023, 4:19 PM EDT

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A dark cloud looms over the future of Giannis Antetokounmpo at the Milwaukee Bucks. Although they dominated the regular season last year, the post-season humiliation was monumental. Suffering a first-round blowout loss to the seventh-seeded Miami Heat. As a result, they fired head coach Mike Budenholzer. However, he wasn’t the first head coach. They also showed Monty Williams the door in Phoenix. Meanwhile, this year marks the second last year of the Greek Freaks contract with the Bucks and things are more complicated than they seem.

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In not so many words, the Former MVP has made his wishes well-known. There is a lot of speculation regarding his non-commitment in the league. Giannis may feel the need to move on if he feels that he isn’t in a winning position. In a recent podcast, NBA insiders sat discussing these scenarios.

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The 28-year-old NBA Champion has a come long way in the league. Giannis’ extensive record speaks for itself, back-to-back regular-season MVPs and a championship in 2021. Nonetheless, the Greek Freak feels the urgency to justifiability win more. His contract extension with Milwaukee depends on that sole factor. The upcoming season will be the penultimate guaranteed season with the Bucks. This begs the pertinent question for NBA fans and pundits alike.

Last season was an example of how bad things can go for the Bucks. In The Lowe Post with Zach Lowe, they spoke extensively about these situations. First, commenting on the fact that Bucks a “failure” last season. While also mentioning the possibility of what is going to happen in this season. Hypothetically laying out if turns out like the last.“If all of that plays out just as I said Conference Finals second round whatever you think is a disappointing Buck season I think they actually might trade him and I think part of the reason why Giannis is being so out there about this is almost doing the Bucks a favor in that sense that they will have that clarity” said Zach Lowe. However, the actual situation still remains in question.


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Giannis’s Thoughts on the Extension

Giannis has been extremely clear. He hopes things turn out well in Milwaukee. However, if it doesn’t, it is more than likely we see a transfer. In an interview earlier this year, the 6 foot 11 forward framed his intentions, clearly stating, “At the end of the day, I feel like all my teammates know, and the organization knows that I want to win a championship”. 

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He further added, “I would not be the best version of myself if I don’t know that everybody’s on the same page, everybody’s going for a championship. Everybody’s going to sacrifice time away from their family like I do”. In the end, the future of the Bucks as an organization and destination of their superstar remains a cliffhanger.

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Akashdeep Banerjee

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Edited By: Saumya Khanduja