The Bucks’ shocking defeat has led to questions about the future of superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
While the reigning league MVP was adamant that he will not request a trade from the Bucks, a pair of front office executives aren’t so sure.
“He could be on the Warriors in three months,” a former Western Conference executive said, according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.
Antetokounmpo is eligible for a supermax extension this coming offseason, which could be worth roughly $225-250 million over five seasons.
“If he doesn’t sign the [supermax] this offseason, I think the Bucks have to look at exploring the trade market,” one Eastern Conference executive said.
The Bucks certainly are in a precarious position. Antetokounmpo’s possible departure would be a severe blow to a team that hasn’t reached its ultimate goal with him on the roster.