With the hundreds of millions of dollars flying around over the last week or so in NBA free agency, some teams have improved, some now have bigger holes, and some have stood largely still.
The Timberwolves were among the teams that definitely have a better roster than they did a month ago, while the Bucks are still pretty much the same.
One thing Milwaukee has going for it, however, is Giannis Antetokounmpo.
I got loyalty inside my DNA 🦌
— GiannisAntetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) July 7, 2017
This comes (one would presume as a response) to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski insinuating that much like the way that the Utah Jazz could not compete with the big market teams to keep the services of Gordon Hayward, the Milwaukee Bucks will have a tough time keeping Giannis once his contract comes up in 2021.
According to Woj, the "clock has started" on Giannis leaving the Bucks: https://t.co/G6z3KaLWpX
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) July 6, 2017
I don’t know if it’s my (of Giannis’) naivete showing, but I’m inclined to believe that Antetokounmpo will be on the Bucks as long as the team will have his services. He seems very humble and committed to building a consistent winner in Milwaukee. I understand where Woj is coming from, in that the Jazz did everything right and couldn’t keep Hayward, whereas the Bucks have made some eff-ups as of recent (Delly, Telly, Henson, Zanik, etc.). If the front office fails to build a championship-caliber supporting cast around him, no one would fault the Greek Freak for leaving, but in the meantime, Giannis seems fully committed to the 414.