Giannis says he won’t extend another contract until the Bucks see a championship commitment

Milwaukee Bucks Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo He said in one Interview with the New York Timesthat he won’t renew his contract with the team this fall, and won’t do so until he sees the team continue on to another championship.

“In terms of the numbers, it doesn’t make sense,” Antetokounmpo said when referring to a new contract.

“Next summer will make more sense for both sides. Even then, I don’t know,” said Antetokounmpo, who won a title in 2021. On the same page, everyone is going for the championship, everyone is sacrificing time away from their family like me and if I don’t feel that, I won’t sign.”

The 2023-24 season will be the third year of Super Max’s five-year extension worth $228 million, and he can opt out after the 2024-25 season. Antetokounmpo, a two-time NBA MVP who is one Unanimous All-NBA first team selection Each of the past four seasons, they are slated to earn $45.6 million this season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo sits on the bench after the Bucks lost in Game 5.

Giannis Antetokounmpo sits on the bench after the Bucks lost in Game 5.

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“At the end of the day, I feel like all my teammates know and the organization knows that I want to win a championship,” Antetokounmpo said. “As long as we’re on that side and you’re showing me and we’re going to win a championship together, I love it all. The moment I feel like, ‘Oh, yeah, we’re trying to rebuild. . There will never be any hard feelings with the Milwaukee Bucks.”

“At the end of the day, being a winner has surpassed that goal,” he added. “Winning a championship comes first. I don’t want to be with a team for 20 years and not win another championship.”

The Bucks were a No. 1 seed He was eliminated in the first round of the 2023 playoffs in five games by Miami Heatwho lost in the NBA Finals Denver Nuggets.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Giannis will not sign a new contract with the Bucks until he sees the promise of a championship

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