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Giannis Antetokounmpo makes history with supermax extension

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Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed the biggest contract in the history of the league.

The deal is worth $228 million over five years including an opt out after the fourth year.

Antetokounmpo is the reigning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 29.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

He is also only the third NBA player to win both awards in the same season alongside Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.

Giannis was more of an unknown prospect back in the 2013 draft. When the Milwaukee Bucks selected Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th pick, he was more of a project. Opinions were split on Antetokounmpo as he approached the draft. He has developed into an unstoppable force and a freak athlete.


Since then, he has improved every season becoming more of a franchise player while increasing his points and rebounds every season.

The 2016-17 season was where he took a big step. Winning the Most Improved Player award and making his first All-Star game while averaging 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

For the past two seasons, Antetokounmpo has led the Bucks to the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. First in 2018-19 with a 60-22 record and then again in 2019-20 with a 56-17 record. Due to the pandemic the season was cut short.

However, Milwaukee have only made it to the Eastern Conference Finals once. This was during the 2018-19 season where they fell to Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors after taking a 2-0 lead and losing the next four. In the 2019-20 season the Bucks fell to the Miami Heat 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

After coming up short in the past couple of seasons the Bucks traded for All-Star Jrue Holiday and re-signed Pat Connaughton. They also signed guard D.J. Augustin.


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