Giannis Antetokounmpo has made it clear he would contemplate leaving the Milwaukee Bucks if he deemed one other workforce to have a greater probability of successful a championship.
Now it seems his future in Milwaukee may come down to 1 explicit “X-Factor”. Speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio over the weekend, ESPN insider Bobby Marks stated Giannis’ future in Milwaukee might hinge on Jrue Holiday.
“I don’t think Giannis Antetokounmpo going to sign an extension [because] it doesn’t make sense financially,” Marks stated. “I’d be involved primarily based on what occurs with Jrue Holiday. I feel that’s going to be the X-factor.
“[That’s] what I’m going to keep an eye on because Holiday is extension-eligible starting up, I think February 22. Potentially could be a free agent next year,” Marks added. “What does Milwaukee do with him? If they lose him, they’re going to be in deep trouble.”
Giannis signed a 5-year, $228 million most contract extension with the Bucks in December 2020.
His deal features a participant possibility for the 2025-26 season, which means he may go away Milwaukee in the summertime of 2025 (and that’s assuming he doesn’t ask for a commerce earlier than then).
Having received the 2021 championship, the Bucks misplaced within the second spherical of the 2022 playoffs after dropping Khris Middleton to harm. Milwaukee then suffered a brutal first spherical defeat within the 2023 playoffs, happening to the Miami Heat 4-1.
The workforce then fired head coach Mike Budenholzer, regardless that he coached them to the title simply two years earlier.
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