Giannis Antetokpunmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are on track for a successful campaign. With a 36-6 record in the East (the best in the NBA), the team is proving why they should be considered favorites to win the title this season.
And with Giannis' future free agency looming, there is a sense of urgency when it comes to their performance this season and in April, May, and June.
The Bucks know that these playoffs will play a major role in their chance to keep the Greek Freak.
Sources say Bucks ownership and management remain very confident in the relationship they’ve built with Antetokounmpo and what that might mean for the possibility of a shared future, but they’re also well aware that the outcome of this postseason will be a major factor here.
Indeed, what the Bucks do in these next few weeks and months to come will play a role in their chances of keeping their superstar. He clearly wants to win and although he has shown nothing but loyalty to Milwaukee in the past, they have to prove they can put him in the right situation before he commits to anything.
No doubt, this postseason, the Bucks will be playing for more than just the chance to lift the Larry O'Brien trophy this summer.