Milwaukee Bucks Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Agrees to $186 Million Contract Extension
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a lucrative three-year, $186 million contract extension, according to his agent. The deal includes a player option for the 2027-2028 season, ensuring that Antetokounmpo will stay with the Bucks for the foreseeable future.
This commitment effectively ends any speculation about Antetokounmpo entering free agency in 2025. The 26-year-old forward took to social media to announce the extension, expressing his dedication to the franchise that drafted him in 2013.
The negotiations for the extension were facilitated by Bucks general manager Jon Horst, who worked closely with Antetokounmpo’s agent to finalize the details. The agreement allows the Greek Freak to maximize his earnings throughout his career.
Under the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement’s Over-38 rule, Antetokounmpo will have the option to sign another short-term deal with the Bucks in 2026, as well as a four-year extension in 2028. This flexibility ensures that Antetokounmpo will have control over his future while remaining an integral part of the Bucks organization.
Antetokounmpo’s impressive career is marked by numerous accolades, including a 2021 NBA championship, Finals MVP award, and two league MVP titles. Last season, he averaged a career-high 31.1 points per game, solidifying his place as one of the greatest players in league history.
In fact, Antetokounmpo’s accomplishments have placed him in an elite group of players in NBA history. He joins the likes of Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only individuals to have won MVP, Finals MVP, and Defensive Player of the Year honors.
The Bucks, with Antetokounmpo leading the charge, are set to kick off their season against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. Fans eagerly anticipate seeing the superstar in action as he continues to make his mark on the basketball world.
Overall, this contract extension represents a significant milestone in Antetokounmpo’s career and solidifies his commitment to the Bucks organization. With his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication, the Greek Freak is poised to continue making waves in the NBA for years to come.
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