A couple of days ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo made the rounds for stating that he wouldn’t sign a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks right now.
Besides stating that it wouldn’t make any sort of sense financially, he warned the team that he wouldn’t extend his stay in Wisconsin unless he was fully convinced that everybody was on the same page.
That’s why it may not be a coincidence to know that Mike Scotto reports that the Bucks have decided to sign Alex Antetokounmpo (via NBACentral).
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 1, 2023
Alex is the youngest of the Antetokounmpo brothers.
At just 22 years old, the small forward went undrafted in the class of 2021.
He started his professional career playing for UCAM Murcia before joining the Raptors 905 and then the Wisconsin Herd — the Bucks’ G-League affiliate.
Giannis once said that Alex would be the best of all brothers, but there haven’t been any signs of that thus far.
This might be just another attempt to appease their franchise player, as Giannis has always been extremely close to his family.
Hopefully, Alex will be on the floor more often than Thanasis, who’s barely played since entering the league.
It’s nice that the Bucks are trying to do well by Giannis, but they would have a better chance to keep him happy by adding players who could actually contribute to their championship runs.
Still, there’s a chance that Alex is a late bloomer like his older brother and can silence the critics the same way Giannis did when he became one of the best players in the league.NEXT: Skip Bayless Warns Giannis Antetokounmpo About Big-Market Media