Halph-Breed Baller
  • According to ESPN.com writer Tim Bontemps, multiple league executives expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to re-sign with the Bucks.

    Antetokounmpo can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2021, but he will have the opportunity to secure his future in Milwaukee this summer if he so chooses. Milwaukee can offer the reigning MVP a super-max contract worth $254 million over five years, more than any other team that would hope to be in the mix in 2021. Giannis has long stated the importance of winning with regard to his decision, and Milwaukee is well-positioned to play deep into the postseason. Executives having the opinion that he'll stay put shouldn't come as a surprise, but the development would force some other teams to change their approach to free agency in 2021.

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Raptorman
This playoff run is huge. 
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Northern Neighbour
I think Giannis will re-sign, but probably more like a two-year deal with an option. Such a contract would allow him to sign a bigger super-max contract in 2023-24, and he would still be in his prime at 29. 
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JeffB
I think Giannis will re-sign, but probably more like a two-year deal with an option. Such a contract would allow him to sign a bigger super-max contract in 2023-24, and he would still be in his prime at 29. 


I agree. Shorter deal, with a player option.
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DanH
Keep in mind with a shorter term he has to give up the early 35% max and only make the 30% max for that short deal. If he's going to sign elsewhere I could see him signing a short term (2+1) deal, but if he's re-signing with the Bucks taking the supermax now and an opt out in the 5th year makes way more sense than waiting a year just to re-sign anyway for less and maybe make it back on the next deal.
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Pzabby_2nd
I always forget just how much god damn money these guys make. I'd be happy with 120k a year, ecstatic with 200. Lol
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Mo_fusion
A quarter of a billion - billion - dollars over 5 years, salary alone...consider sponsors and if he plays his cards right - likely half a billion in those 5 years...
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JeffB
As expected.
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moremilk
DanH wrote:
Keep in mind with a shorter term he has to give up the early 35% max and only make the 30% max for that short deal. If he's going to sign elsewhere I could see him signing a short term (2+1) deal, but if he's re-signing with the Bucks taking the supermax now and an opt out in the 5th year makes way more sense than waiting a year just to re-sign anyway for less and maybe make it back on the next deal.


it depends on how they handle the cap smoothing, but it's hard to see a scenario where signing a 2+1 deal is not the best financially, no matter where he goes. 

it's almost guaranteed that the cap levels in 2023 will be WAY higher than 2021, no?
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DanH
moremilk wrote:


it depends on how they handle the cap smoothing, but it's hard to see a scenario where signing a 2+1 deal is not the best financially, no matter where he goes. 

it's almost guaranteed that the cap levels in 2023 will be WAY higher than 2021, no?


You'd hope so.

But even in a normal year, going short term deals is always the way to maximize your money, assuming you remain in demand every year. The term is about security. No idea how Giannis values that.
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Halph-Breed Baller
I think a longer term deal for a lot of players with the Pandemic not going away anytime soon is what the players will be looking at IMO
Everyone wants to be in a secure situation where they can maintain there social bubble. Which give Toronto a chance I think because we are not in the US
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