The Bucks reported that Giannis is willing to spend big to build a championship-caliber roster according to Antetokonompo’s report


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Giannis Antetokounmpo met with Milwaukee Bucks owner Mark Larry last Friday to discuss the future of the team and their disappointing end to the 2019-20 season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Vernarowski to upgrade the supporting cast around the NBA MVP, Laurie assured Entetocompompo that the Bucks would be ready to spend in luxury tax in the offshin. The two sides are expected to meet again.

Last week, Antetokonompo unfollowed the team and its teammates on Twitter and Instagram after being removed from the box by the underdog Miami Heat in five games. With Antetokoumnpo only one year removed from free agency, the meeting will certainly leave rumors of him being the small market bucks, but he has made it clear that, at this point, it is not his intention.

Entetokunmpo denied that he would force a trade after Game 5. “It’s not happening. It’s not happening,” Entetokonampo told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes at the time. “Some see a wall and go in [another direction]. I resolve through this. We just have to do better as a team, individually and return right next season. ‘

This affects the spirit of the press conference after their game. “At the end of the day, we have to learn from everything that happens in your life and your career and hopefully we can learn from it and get better as a team and come back and hopefully We can build a culture. “Milwaukee said for many years that we could come here and compete for a championship every single year, He told reporters 5 defeats after Milwaukee game.

The Bucks could offer Antokonampo a five-year, supermax contract in the neighborhood in this $ 221 million offense, and even if he takes a fall, the report says Milwaukee will trade him. Will not consider doing. Their history suggests that the right course of action. The Bucks traded Karim Abdul-Jabbar in 1975 and have not returned to the NBA Finals since. Entetokenmpo had been close to Karim for nearly five decades since he was born, and players of his caliber are so rare that it is no guarantee that Milwaukee will find another one even within the next 45 years. Different from Milwaukee’s other flaws, being the Giannis, the Bucks became championship contenders.

In light of Antetokonampo’s previous excerpts, the prospect of the meeting focused on how the Bucks could use this offseason from contender to champion. If they plan to keep Giannis for the long haul, they will likely. The honeymoon period is over. He may not be ready to leave yet, but if the Bucks can’t convince him that they are ready to do what it takes to surround him with a winner, he can’t live very long. is.