Giannis Antetokounmpo has posted his first tweet since getting eliminated in the second round of the NBA playoffs by the Miami Heat.
The Milwaukee Bucks had a very disappointing finish to their 2019-20 season. The No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference was eliminated by the Miami Heat in the conference semifinals.
There are now serious questions about Giannis’ future in Milwaukee. He’s under contract for one more season, but is eligible to sign a supermax contract extension this offseason. It remains to be seen if he’ll do that.
Last week, Giannis reportedly met with Bucks’ ownership to discuss the team’s future. ESPN had some details:
In a three-hour lunch meeting Friday in Milwaukee, Bucks co-owner and governor Marc Lasry made it clear to reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo that the franchise is willing to spend into the luxury tax to deliver him a championship supporting cast, sources told ESPN.
While Giannis is surely disappointed with how his season ended, he still had a great 2019-20. The Bucks star posted a one-word message on Twitter in reflection of his year.
“Thankful,” he wrote, showing off photos of his NBA awards.
Thankful! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Rsg1IiE5tA
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) September 14, 2020
The 2020-21 offseason will be a massive one for Giannis and the Bucks. Milwaukee needs to make a big move or two to reach legitimate NBA Finals contention.