Giannis Antetokounmpo enters the 2019-20 season as the reigning NBA MVP, and his team projects to be one of the favorites to contend for the NBA title.
Come next summer, Giannis will have a major decision to make. Will he re-up with the Milwaukee Bucks for the supermax contract extension? Or will he test the free agent waters?
Don’t expect an answer from the “Greek Freak” during the season. Antetokounmpo squashed any talk of his potential free agency and contract status during team media day today.
“I’m not gonna talk about it a lot this season, and I’m not going to try to address it,” said Antetokounmpo, via ESPN.
Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo on facing super max extension this summer: “I’m not going to talk about it a lot this season and I’m not going to try to address.” pic.twitter.com/cxNs62GEMm
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) September 30, 2019
Giannis would be eligible for a reported five-year, $253.75 million supermax, which would be the largest in NBA history. If he chooses to sign elsewhere, the most he could get from another team is $161.3 million over four seasons.
Last season, Giannis averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game in leading the Bucks to the No. 1 seed in the East. He became the franchise’s first league MVP since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1974.
The Bucks open their 2019 training camp tomorrow.