Report: Giannis sticks with Bucks on 5-year deal


In an era defined by player movement, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is staying put. 

The 26-year-old agreed to a five-year, $228 million supermax extension with the Bucks, first reported by The Athletic's Shams Charania. It's the largest contract in NBA history and will include a player option for the fifth year of the deal. 

"This is my home, this is my city," Antetokounmpo wrote shortly after the news broke. "I'm blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next five years. Let's make these years count. The show goes on, let's get it."

Antetokounmpo's decision on whether to re-sign with the Bucks or enter free agency at the end of the 2020-21 season was one of the most anticipated moves since LeBron James decided to join the Lakers in 2018. The Heat, Warriors, Raptors and Mavericks were all reported to be interested in acquiring the superstar if he decided to leave Milwaukee, but "The Greek Freak" appears to be staying with the team that drafted him 15th overall in 2013. 

After two years of disappointing playoff exits following exceptional regular season runs, the Bucks swung a trade for Jrue Holiday and added free agents, Bryn Forbes, Bobby Portis and Torrey Craig to retool their roster for the upcoming season. 

Milwaukee will open their regular season on December 23 against Jayson Tatum and the Celtics.