Last Monday (02), through social networks and official websites, Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the new acquisition of the Milwaukee Bucks with the addition of Damian Lillard to the team. With rumors about team changes, the athlete’s speech made it possible for him to remain in the next matches.
“It’s a big deal to have Dame here. We added another level to our team… They showed that they are committed to winning the championship. I am happy. Now they respect us, man. Milwaukee is on the map again,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo in an interview with The Athletic.
Currently, if he chooses to go to other teams, the player is available for a three-year contract worth US$169 million. However, if he chooses to wait until next year, Giannis Antetokounmpo would have a much higher price equivalent to US$233 million.
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.