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Because the Milwaukee Bucks proceed to try to convince Giannis Antetokounmpo to re-signal, their addition of Jrue Holiday could well need been a correct technique to entice the reigning two-time NBA MVP.
On the most most modern episode of the Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective podcast (h/t HoopsHype.com), ESPN’s Malika Andrews reported “of us end to Giannis (mentioned) that that become once a correct signal that they were in a position to uncover a man esteem that who is a minute bit bit greater shooter than Eric Bledsoe.”
Antetokounmpo is eligible to signal a supermax contract with the Bucks unless Dec. 21. An extension could well perhaps be value $228 million over five years.
Windhorst reported Monday that the feeling from the Bucks front plot of enterprise is that they’ve “gone from cautiously optimistic to cautiously assured in most modern weeks” that they’ll bear the skill to support their franchise player.
Milwaukee officially received Holiday from the Unusual Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday as fragment of a four-group deal that incorporated the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma Metropolis Dispute. The Bucks sent Bledsoe, two first-spherical draft picks and the rights for 2 decide swaps to Unusual Orleans.
Milwaukee dealt George Hill to the Dispute, whereas the Bucks’ draft rights to R.J. Hampton went to the Nuggets.
Holiday is thought of as one amongst the NBA’s most reasonable seemingly two-technique guards. The 30-one year-former has averaged on the least 19 components and 6 assists per game in every of the previous three seasons.
Antetokounmpo is entering the final one year of his contract with Milwaukee. The Greek Freak has led the franchise to the NBA’s most reasonable seemingly smartly-liked-season list in every of the previous two seasons, but it completely has been eradicated within the Jap Conference Finals and Semifinals, respectively.