Bucks co-owner confirms willingness to spent into luxury tax to keep Giannis

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Antigoni Zachari

14/Sep/20 17:42


The Bucks are reportedly pushing forward to keep Giannis on board.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

With the season over for the Milwaukee Bucks, MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had a 3-hour lunch with Bucks co-owner and governor Marc Lasry on Friday and covered the season, how Bucks can improve their roster, with Lasry confirming willingness to spend into luxury tax and agreement, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

According to the report “the Bucks’ payroll will be close to the proposed $132.7 million luxury-tax threshold for 2020-21. Lasry, Antetokounmpo and his agent, Alex Saratsis, discussed the Bucks’ season and disappointing finish and brainstormed on some personnel upgrades that could be available to the franchise in the offseason”.

On Saturday, it had also been reported that Giannis met with the Bucks’ ownership to discuss, in the presence of Lasry, though the talks will resume between Bucks and Giannis once he returns from vacation, per Wojnarowski.

The Greek Freak is eligible for an extension, however, he also has a contract with the Bucks until next summer, while at the same time, Miami, Toronto, and Golden State are among the most interested possible suitors for the NBA MVP.