Giannis Antetokounmpo has a new contract
A raw prospect when he was drafted, Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the face of the Bucks franchise and will be sticking around long-term.
Today, the Milwaukee Bucks and their greek phenom have agreed to terms on a new four-year contract extension that will pay Antetokounmpo $100 million.
It’s worth noting that Antetokounmpo took less than his max contract from the Bucks and allowed them to keep their designated player distinction available as well, in order for the team to be able to keep their young, talented core together.
What’s scary is that while Antetokounmpo is already a star, he’s still evolving as a player.
“My confidence right now is really high,” Antetokounmpo said in March. “When I look at myself when I came in as a rookie and how I feel right now, it’s amazing. It’s a big difference. So I can’t imagine how I will feel in two years. I can’t wait for the future.”
Last season the Bucks decided to have the 6-11 forward handle the ball and initiate the offense. Once that happened, things really took off for the team.
“We’re going to go forward with him [Giannis] handling the ball,” Kidd said. “You can call him point guard, point forward, point center. … With him having the ball and the pressure he puts on the defense and his ability to find guys, it’s been a plus for us.”
Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA’s brightest young stars and getting his for less than the max is a gigantic win for the team.