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News: Antetokounmpo on the Verge of Extension with Bucks

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According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Giannis Antetokounmpo is closing in on a supermax extension with the Bucks.

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Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to sign the largest contract in NBA history prior to the start the NBA’s 2020-21 season. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Antetokounmpo is on the verge of signing five-year, $228.2 million supermax extension.

Antetokounmpo’s decision to ink a new deal with the Bucks removes some of the shine off the much-anticipated 2021 free-agent class.

Drafted at No. 15 in the 2013 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo has earned consecutive MVP nods heading into the upcoming season. In the 2020 NBA Playoffs, the Heat eliminated the Bucks in the second round of the postseason after five games.