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Giannis Antetokounmpo appears to unfollow Bucks teammates on Instagram

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Take from this what you want.

It appears that Giannis Antetokounmpo no longer follows any of his Milwaukee Bucks teammates and staff on Instagram, as screenshots confirmed Saturday morning.

It's unclear how many of his teammates he followed before, but he no longer is following them as of this publish. Antetokounmpo long has been a subject of trade rumors, with the Warriors, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors all considered to be teams that will pursue the reigning MVP, who also brought home the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year trophy in 2019-20.

Giannis made it clear after the Bucks were eliminated from the NBA playoffs last week that he'd like to remain with the organization, still hoping to bring a championship to the team that drafted him back in 2013.

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“Some see a wall and go in [another direction]," Antetokounmpo told Yahoo Sports after Tuesday's loss to the Heat. "I plow through it. We just have to get better as a team, individually and get right back at it next season.” 

NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh told NBC Sports Bay Area following Antetokounmpo's comments that he doesn't see much chance of Giannis taking his talents to the Bay Area.

"That's not what you want to hear if you're the Golden State Warriors or any NBA team with any sort of hopes of prying Giannis out of Milwaukee," Haberstroh said. "However, I will remind people that Kevin Durant and LeBron James both said very nice things about Oklahoma City, Cleveland and Miami respectively before each of those players walked out the door.

 

"Do not shut the door on Giannis leaving Milwaukee, but I would say it's still a long shot for the Golden State Warriors."

Regardless, the conversation inevitably will continue until Antetokounmpo inks an extension in Milwaukee. Until then, Warriors fans will hold onto any and all hope of acquiring the superstar.