The Giannis Antetokounmpo rumors are starting to heat up.
On Saturday morning, NBA fans noticed that Giannis had unfollowed the Milwaukee Bucks and all of his teammates on Instagram.
Giannis Antetokounmpo unfollowed ALL of his Bucks teammates on Instagram. He’s only following 9 people.
— Dionysis Aravantinos (@AravantinosDA) September 12, 2020
Giannis just went on a big unfollowing spree on Instagram and unfollowed the Bucks and all of his teammates. pic.twitter.com/I098zauzsz
— . (@tuuulyy) September 12, 2020
According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Giannis met with the Bucks ownership today to discuss his future with the franchise.
Yahoo Sources: Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo met with ownership today to discuss his future and future of the franchise. https://t.co/403A6swHBv
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 13, 2020
Via Yahoo Sports
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo met with ownership Saturday afternoon to discuss the future of the franchise, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Last season’s MVP and this year’s Defensive Player of the Year met privately with co-owner Marc Lasry, sources said.
The meeting came on the same day the 6-foot-11 star unfollowed hundreds on Twitter and Instagram, including the Bucks’ team account and his teammates’ accounts.
Giannis, who said last week that he wouldn’t force the team to trade him, has a big decision to make this offseason on whether to sign an extension or just play out the final year of his contract.
The Bucks will offer Antetokounmpo a supermax contract when eligible later this year, a deal that could be worth $220 million — about $80 million more than he could get with another team as a free agent in 2021, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. But Antetokounmpo has made it clear that his priority is winning, and that’s something the Bucks haven’t been able to ensure.
If Antetokounmpo passes on signing the supermax, multiple sources are adamant that the Bucks won’t trade him. Milwaukee will have to persuade him to stay — and quickly.