If the crew did not signal Antetokounmpo to an extension, he would’ve entered subsequent summer season as an unrestricted free agent.
There was some hypothesis after the Bucks had been knocked out of the 2020 NBA Playoffs by the Miami Warmth that Antetokounmpo could contemplate leaving for an additional franchise. His signing the supermax extension places these fears to relaxation for no less than the quick time period.
Antetokounmpo is coming off a profession yr the place he received the NBA’s Most Invaluable Participant and Defensive Participant of the 12 months awards — a feat solely achieved by Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. He additionally averaged profession highs in factors (29.5 factors per sport) and rebounds (13.6 rebounds per sport) whereas allotting 5.6 assists.
Antetokounmpo has led the Bucks to the very best file within the league for 2 seasons in a row. Nonetheless, the Bucks fell to the Toronto Raptors within the 2019 NBA playoffs and the Miami Warmth within the 2020 NBA playoffs.