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Milwaukee Bucks Fined $50K For Talk Of Extending Giannis Antetokounmpo

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September 24, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo reacting to a call during a game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks have been fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating league rules governing timing of player contract comments, when team spoke publicly about offering Giannis Antetokounmpo the super max, worth $253.8 million, the largest in NBA history, next summer.

When asked about Antetokounmpo’s contract situation, Bucks general manager Jon Horst said the team will offer him a supermax extension when they’re eligible to next summer. Although Horst didn’t say anything drastic, the NBA fined Milwaukee for violating league rules governing timing of player contract comments.

“We all fully believe that if we put the right things in place and give Giannis the right opportunities he loves Milwaukee, he loves the state of Wisconsin and I think he will be a Buck a long time,” Horst said.

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