But by that important sit-down, Antetokounmpo had been back for a week and there was no definitive word on his plans. He had watched the Bucks’ retooling effort with great interest from afar, sources said, but he hadn’t in earnest dug into the granular details of each option available to him until he returned to the U.S. While the rest of the NBA waited in anticipation — and Milwaukee in sheer anxiety — Antetokounmpo was just beginning the process of educating himself on the financial and career implications of his options: a supermax now, a shorter extension with a player option or going into the season without committing and hitting free agency in 2021.
May 18, 2022 | 12:31 pm EDT Update
Jonathan Wasserman: Peyton Watson, Jaden Hardy, JD Davison, Max Christie NOT expected to scrimmage. Had seemingly more to gain than lose here. Maybe promises have been made but highly unlikely this early. There will be teams are who totally turned off by these decisions to not compete. Always are.