‘I’m not that kind of guy:’ Giannis responds to fan’s plea to come to Golden State

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo smiles as he runs during a drill during a practice session at Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The Milwaukee Bucks, down 0-1, play the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Finals on Thursday in Phoenix. – Photo by Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Network

Giannis Antetokounmpo's long-term future in Milwaukee is already (again) a topic of discussion. Although his supermax extension carries him through another two seasons, with a player option for 2025-26, it is conceivable that the Bucks could agree to trade Antetokounmpo after the upcoming season if things go and The Bucks' generational talent dictates that it works best elsewhere. ,

But if there is growing discontent, we haven't heard it directly from Giannis yet. Take for example Wednesday night, when Giannis was conducting a live tiktok and apparently replying to posted comments including requests to join the Golden State Warriors.

The of the exchange that initially circulated widely Giannis smiling and possibly even considering the suggestion.

But then there's the follow-up: Giannis says, “Nah, I'm not that kind of guy.”

After winning the 2021 NBA title, Giannis somewhat famously addressed his decision to accept expansion in Milwaukee and Only did not want to join the “super team”.

“It's easier to go somewhere and win a championship with someone else,” he said. “It's easy. I could go on a super team and just do my part and win a championship. But this is the hard way to do it and this is the way to do it and we did it. (expletive) Did it. We did it, man.”

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It's, notably, a different off-season vibe for the Bucks this time around. The recent sacking of coach Mike Budenholzer And A series of candidates are being invited as a possible replacement.

Bucks Championship Window, Thanks to the intrigues under the new collective bargaining agreement, That looks to be in danger of closing soon, and questions remain about whether the team will bring back unrestricted free agents Brook Lopez or Khris Middleton, who has a player option on his contract for next season.

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This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Giannis responds to fan's plea to come to Golden State