Giannis Antetokounmpo, better known as the Greek Freak, has reportedly agreed to a $100 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most exciting players in the NBA. Since he was drafted at the age of 18 we’ve heard about the Greek Freak’s All-Star potential. Last season was the first time we saw it, and the Bucks wasted no time locking him up.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Antetokounmpo has agreed to a four-year, $100 million extension.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed on a four-year, $100M contract extension, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 19, 2016
Antetokounmpo would’ve been a restricted free agent next summer. The Bucks decided not to wait and make sure the 23-year-old was a part of their future.
After a disappointing 33-49 2015-16 season, there wasn’t much to be happy about in Milwaukee. Knowing that Giannis isn’t going anywhere anytime soon is a good sign for the franchise and their fans.
In 2015-16, Giannis averaged 35.3 minutes, 16.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals on a slash line of .506/.257/.724.