Antetokounmpo won’t say whether he will sign supermax offer
By admin - 2018-12-27 11:36:08
While Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the the Milwaukee Bucks for the improvements, he’s still on the fence for signing a supermax contract extension offer. Here are the highlights:
- His focus right now is on how he and his teammates can get better. He says his agent, the owners, and managers are the ones focusing on that contract as of now.
- The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo is able to receive 35% of the salary cap with an 8% escalation each year of the deal under a supermax extension. His total offer with the Bucks would be over $220 million for five years.
- If he doesn’t sign an extension by Dec. 21, he’ll become a free agent after the 2020-21 season. Antetokounmpo said he’s not one to talk to his agent everyday of the week, but he’s letting him handle the situation.
- The Bucks acquired veteran guard Jrue Holiday as part of a four-team trade. Not to mention, they resigned guard Pat Connaughton and agreeing to terms with free-agent guards D.J. Augustin and Bryn Forbes and forwards Torrey Craig and Bobby Portis.
- Antetokounmpo commended the Bucks on their recent moves, especially Holiday. He said that Holiday will provide more edge to the court.
- Antetokounmpo said that last season with the bubble wasn’t their true selves. Their focus is much better and they’re willing to work as a unit to build to that championship level of play.
- He wants to win a championship but knows the work has to speak for itself.
- It’s been almost 50 years since the Bucks have won a title. Of course, Antetokounmpo is a big piece of the puzzle but they do want him to make the best decision for himself.
- However, it’s not without using persuasive methods like giving him a pen for his birthday (to sign the extended contract deal).