Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is a free agent in the 2020-2021 season. The failure of the Bucks in the regional semifinals immediately made rumors of his move even louder. Until finally, Antetokounmpo denied that he had moved the team. He intends to remain in Milwaukee.
“That will not happen,” said Antetokounmpo, in an interview session after the fifth game, Tuesday night, September 8 local time.
“Some players when they see the wall in front of it will go in another direction. If I will destroy it. We have to be a better team next season.”
The Antetokounmpo analogy also confirms that he has no intention of leaving the Bucks. The 25-year-old player this season has qualified for a maximum contract worth around US $ 254 for five years.
The Bucks with Antetokounmpo have been the best team in the Eastern Conference for two consecutive seasons. But this record has not been able to make them qualify for the NBA Finals.
Antetokounmpo said he was not Anthony Davis. The player who moved to the Lakers in June 2019 after a long spell at the New Orleans Pelicans, who had no chance of making the final.
“If winning the title is easy, then everyone can do it,” said Antetokounmpo. “We lost. Everyone saw that we lost. This is disappointing, but what are we going to do? We will continue to work. I have faith in my teammates.”
The 2019 NBA MVP and 2020 Defensive Player of the Year did not play when his team faced a game of life and death. The Bucks ended up losing 94-103 in the fifth game. Antetokounmpo could only cheer on the bench with a right ankle injury.
Bucks general manager, Jon Horst, promised to spend a bigger budget at the break of the competition later. The goal is to build a better team, and to break the deadlock that has been like the last two seasons. Oklahoma City Thunder star Chris Paul is reportedly a target for the Bucks. The news was delivered by Marc Stein from the New York Times.
Until then, Antetokounmpo said that he would return to work with the Bucks. Whether the decisions will change, we’ll see.