The Milwaukee Bucks are believed to have lost some confidence as it pertains to their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo signing a supermax deal that would extend his stay.
The Greek Freak was keen on the team signing Bogdan Bogdanovic, who was his “preferred addition all offseason.” However, things haven’t worked out on that end and Bogdanovic will be playing his basketball for the Atlanta Hawks next season.
“There has since been a categorical step back in the Bucks’ confidence in getting a long-term commitment from their superstar, even if Antetokounmpo ultimately accepts the franchise’s offer of a five-year, $228 million supermax extension,” Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer claims.
Antetokounmpo had previously indicated a willingness to stay in Milwaukee but wanted to see commitment from the team in terms of building a squad that could get them past the hurdles in the East; their failure to sign Bogdanovic hasn’t done them any favors.
The two-time NBA MVP could opt to wade into free agency after next season, with the Miami Heat seemingly desperate to land him. The Heat, though, have agreed to sign Bam Adebayo to a max contract despite their intention to pursue the Bucks star next offseason.