Agrees to contract extension with Bucks

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After making the playoffs in Jason Kidd's first season as head coach, the Milwaukee Bucks fell off with a disappointing 33-49 record last season.

On its surface, this seems like the ultimate team-first move by a highly conscientious guy.

A person familiar with the agreement told The AP that the deal was worth four years and $100 million.

Antetokounmpo would have been a restricted free agent next summer if both sides had been unable to come to terms on a deal before the end of October, but as a candidate for an early extension both parties managed to avoid that prospect. He also went public back in the beginning of the summer, expressing his love for the city of Milwaukee and the organization, along with his desire to bring an National Basketball Association title to the team. Maintaining financial flexibility is key to Milwaukee being able to pay everyone it needs to compete for a championship.

Selected by the Bucks with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo has career averages of 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 238 games (173 starts).

In 2015-16, Giannis averaged 35.3 minutes, 16.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals on a slash line of.506/.257/.724.

"I've become very attached to Milwaukee". Although the Bucks haven't had much winning success during his three seasons in the league, it was smart of the franchise to lock up Antetokounmpo before he reached his potential and demanded more money.

Remember, Antetokounmpo won't turn 22 until this December.

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