Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo Won’t Sign Supermax Until Bucks Add Chris Paul or Other Star

Justin Benjamin
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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo can sign a massive supermax extension this offseason in order to avoid free agency next year.

During Antetokounmpo’s lengthy meeting with Bucks ownership over the weekend, he informed the team what it would take to get him to sign that mulityear offer this offseason.

Antetokounmpo, 25, is one of the best players in the NBA.

During the 2019-20 regular season, the reigning MVP put up 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest. Antetokounmpo earned the Defensive Player of the Year award this season.

However, he saw his season come to a quick end after the Miami Heat dismantled the Bucks in five games in the second round of the playoffs.

The Bucks, who had the top record in the NBA, were expected to come out of the Eastern Conference and contend for a championship.

Now, Antetokounmpo’s future with the Bucks is in question. As a matter of fact, one former executive believes the international standout could be on the Golden State Warriors later this year.

It appears Antetokounmpo is in favor of the Bucks trading for Oklahoma City Thunder veteran Chris Paul, who helped his team exceed expectations this season.

Paul, 35, has career averages of 18.5 points, 9.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. The point guard has never won a championship.

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