Bucks: Giannis signs 3-year contract extension to stay in Milwaukee

Milwaukee doesn’t have to worry about losing Giannis Antetokounmpo for the foreseeable future.

The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday night he had signed a contract extension that ESPN reports is for three years and $186 million. It includes a player option for 2027-2028.


The move keeps the superstar with the only team he’s played for since being drafted in the first round in 2013. He’s coming off a season where he averaged a career-high 31.8 points per game, while adding 11.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists. It earned him first-team All-NBA honors and a seventh-straight trip to the All-Star Game. He was also part of the All-NBA Defensive Team as he led the Bucks to the best record in the league before crashing out of the playoffs in the second round.

There was some uncertainty this offseason whether Antetokounmpo would sign the extension. But a late summer trade that brought a second superstar — Damian Lillard — to town further enhanced Milwaukee’s long-term status as an NBA title contender. Less than a month later, Antetokounmpo signed the deal.