The whole NBA continues to hold its breath waiting for the possible restart, but in Milwaukee, more than in the rest of the franchises, the continuation of the season appears as a crucial step for the future of the Bucks. The Wisconsin team, in fact, before the class with its record of 53-12 before the suspension due to the coronavirus, knows that it must already play a key game for its future this season: the reconfirmation of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the summer of 2021.
The relationship between the leadership of the Bucks and the Greek No. 34 is excellent as well as the relationships with the staff and companions. What worries the reigning MVP is only one aspect: the inability to win an NBA title in Milwaukee, not sufficiently equipped to build a competitive team around him. The answers that arrived on the parquet in the last months before the stop had been very reassuring in this respect, but losing the opportunity to “aim for the title” in the coming weeks could mark and drastically change Giannis’ future plans.
What will happen to the Bucks roster next season (in what could be the last of Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee)? Questions that bode well for the many deductibles that will point to him next summer. Among them are also the Knicks, although in New York they know they have to “forgive” because of the bad treatment of his brother Thanasis.
In fact, according to the New York Post, Giannis would never have forgiven the Knicks for the total lack of opportunity given to his brother – currently his teammate at the Bucks: only two appearances and a total indifference towards him that could have made him guess the way in which we think in the changing room in New York. An environment that many believe is best avoided, all the more so when the intention is to immediately target the NBA title.