Giannis Antetokounmpo: A guide for Bucks fans to survive offseason rumors

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 31: (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks crashed and burned out of the playoffs. Now comes the hard part of having to deal with any and all speculation surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Having seen their run this 2019-20 season come to a blazing end earlier this week, the Milwaukee Bucks are forced to confront the unknown this offseason.

As the Bucks seek ways to improve upon their foundation in the hope of chasing for an NBA title, they must do so all while a brewing storm of speculation looms on the horizon involving their leading superstar and reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Of course, Antetokounmpo holds all of the cards in being able to put that speculation to bed upon signing the supermax extension that the Bucks will immediately offer the 25-year-old once free agency opens up at a still undecided date.

Right after the Bucks’ Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat, Antetokounmpo already touched on the topic of his future in Milwaukee and shot down any prospect of asking for a trade going into the final year of his current contract.

Still, Antetokounmpo’s comments have and will do very little in putting a stop to a rumor mill that had been established long ago, and that all Bucks fans had been fighting against throughout their run before their latest playoff collapse.

With the vultures circling around the Bucks and Antetokounmpo in light of the Bucks’ greatest disappointment in the Antetokounmpo era, they face their greatest test this fall and winter in their quest to securing his services for the long-term and winning an NBA championship.

So without further ado, let’s try to help Bucks fans find some solace, some facts, and reasons to endure through what will certainly be a trying and stressful offseason on many levels.

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