Now, it’s up to Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
He has about a month to decide whether to sign the supermax contract being offered by the team. General manager Jon Horst made the kind of deals this week that the two-time N-B-A Most Valuable Player seemed to be looking for. The Bucks won’t start the celebration until Antetokounmpo signs the big contract. If he doesn’t sign, the Bucks are left holding the bag. They won’t have much in the way of draft picks until 2027. Right now, the job for the G-M and Coach Bud is to figure out who’s going to be playing the minutes when the Greek Freak, Khris Middleton, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Jrue Holiday are taking breathers. Much of the team's bench strength has been traded.