Antetokounmpo's Future Plans: "Uncertainty; The League Is Watching"

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo's future somewhere other than with the Milwaukee Bucks? NBA Insider Brian Windhorst says there's a lot of uncertainty, and the entire league is watching...

The two-time MVP signed a supermax extension with the Bucks in 2020, but has a player option (at $51.9M) in the final year, giving him the chance to becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2024-25 season.

“Is Giannis going to extend? I don't know! And that uncertainty is what the league is watching right now," opined Windhorst, suspiciously.

"The New York Knicks, for example, they’ve got 97% of their attention on the Miami Heat, 3% of their attention on Milwaukee [saying to themselves] ‘what’s going on over there?’…”

The last time Windhorst did one of those "what's going on over there" sneaky looks was after dropping his intel that "something" was going on in Utah, shortly before the Jazz's shocking blockbuster deal to send Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the summer of 2022. 

"I would say that the Bucks would do everything they can... to keep this together. But I don't know what's going to happen. That uncertainty is one of the biggest storylines in the NBA."

In the meantime, it's small consolation, but Giannis' brother Thanasis has made the decision to return to Milwaukee, according to Shams Charania.

Interstingly, Charania says the Knicks were one of the teams that pursued Giannis' older bro before he decided to return to the Bucks. Thanais has spent the past four years next to his more famous sibling in Milwaukee, playing an average of eight minutes per game. 

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