Giannis Antetokounmpo on Future in Milwaukee: ‘Next Challenge Might Not Be Here’

Giannis Antetokounmpo has had a spectacular career for the Milwaukee Bucks, but could he move to another franchise?

Antetokounmpo said during an interview with GQ’s Zach Baron that his future could lie elsewhere than Wisconson.

“One challenge was to bring a championship here and we did,” he told GQ. “It was very hard, but we did. Very, very hard. I just love challenges. What’s the next challenge? The next challenge might not be here.

“Me and my family chose to stay in this city that we all love and has taken care of us—for now,” Giannis continued. “In two years, that might change. I’m being totally honest with you. I’m always honest. I love this city. I love this community. I want to help as much as possible.”

Regardless of Antetokounmpo’s future plans, he is one of the best players in the franchise’s history, getting named to five All-Star teams, winning two MVP awards, and helping Milwaukee win the 2021 NBA Championship. Through nine seasons, Antetokounmpo has career averages of 21.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.

The Bucks are experiencing a bit of a championship hangover to start this season, currently sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-8. Antetokounmpo, however, has been excellent, averaging 26.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.

On another positive note for Bucks fans, Antetokounmpo still has three guaranteed years left on his contract, as this is the first year of his five-year $228,200,420 contract extension. The fifth and final year of the deal contains a player option for Antetokounmpo.