Giannis Antetokounmpo currently has a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks that will expire in two years. However, in today’s NBA, this doesn’t seem like a long time. Giannis recently talked to Tania Ganguli at the New York Times and made it clear that he won’t extend his contract this season.
The NBA championship winner knows how ready his team Milwaukee Bucks is at the moment, Considering the challenge of winning the NBA championship. The championship he really wants to win again. Hence, with Giannis Antetokounmpo currently not interested in renewing his contract, a lot of NBA teams are gearing up to take advantage of the situation to get his signature. Fans would want to know where could be his possible destination.
Lakers, Knicks are potential landing spot for Giannis Antetokounmpo
Some sources, like Marc Stein, are talking about the Knicks and Lakers as potential options for the former MVP. @TheDunkCentral at his X handle reports that “the Lakers and Knicks are potential landing spots for Giannis Antetokounmpo if he leaves Milwaukee”
The Lakers and Knicks are potential landing spots for Giannis Antetokounmpo if he leaves Milwaukee
“The Lakers and the Knicks are already being mentioned as franchises presumed to interest Antetokounmpo down the road if he does decide to move on from Milwaukee, which just made… pic.twitter.com/EPZ8UsNLwd
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) August 28, 2023
“The Lakers and the Knicks are already being mentioned as franchises presumed to interest Antetokounmpo down the road if he does decide to move on from Milwaukee, which just made a slew of moves (re-signing Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez and replacing Mike Budenholzer as coach with Adrian Griffin) to try to appease its face of the franchise.” However, the teams mentioned have a relationship with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Lakers had Giannis’ brother, Kostas Antetokounmpo, on their team before. The Knicks also tried to recruit his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo recently. Enthusiasts would think this could help the Lakers and Knicks if they have an interest in the former MVP.
With the Knicks and Lakers doing so much to strengthen their squad. Hence, with two years’ notice, both teams could potentially make space in their salary cap to sign Giannis in free agency. Which hardly happens around the big stars.
Giannis Antetokounmpo claims to not sign Bucks extension unless everyone on same page
The Bucks have a chance to win the championship next year or two, but their time is running out. Giannis’ important teammates, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez, are all in their 30s. Middleton and Lopez have struggled with serious injuries lately, and Holiday has announced his plan to retire after his current contract ends. If Giannis wants to keep competing at a high level, he might need to join a different team.
Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’s not signing an extension in Milwaukee next summer if everyone isn’t on the same page
“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… pic.twitter.com/M2GB601JJ1
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) August 24, 2023
This situation could be the reason why Giannis Antetokounmpo said in a post reported by @TheDunkCentral “he’s not signing an extension in Milwaukee next summer if everyone isn’t on the same page.” He even went further to say “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. And if I don’t feel that, I’m not signing.” NBA fans are anxious to know if this will turn things around in the coming days.
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