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Giannis Antetokounmpo opens the door to playing for another team

USA TODAY Sports Media Group
USA TODAY Sports Media Group
 2021-11-16
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In the end Giannis decided to stay in Milwaukee because it was difficult. And then, improbably, the Bucks won. “One challenge was to bring a championship here and we did,” he told me. “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.” It’s not that he doesn’t love Milwaukee, he said. But he was always wary of things becoming too easy. “Me and my family chose to stay in this city that we all love and has taken care of us—for now,” Giannis said. “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.”

Source: Zach Baron, Condé Nast @ GQ.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Bill Oram @billoram

No LeBron vs Giannis tomorrow, as the Lakers star will miss his eighth game with the ab strain and 10th overall. Earliest he could come back is Friday in Boston, more than two weeks since he first suffered the injury. – 3:58 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo hints at potentially leaving Bucks: ‘The next challenge might not be here’

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Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA

One fundamental problem Bucks have w/o Brook Lopez: Bobby Portis lineups have always been a defensive tirefire when he’s not playing w/Giannis or Brook.

21/22: 99 ORTG, 124 DRTG (226 poss)

20/21 Reg: 116 ORTG, 121 DRTG (1139 poss)

20/21 Playoffs: 118 ORTG, 126 DRTG (126 poss) – 1:59 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

Antetokounmpo looking for his next challenge, that may not be with Bucks nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/16/ant…11:37 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet

Giannis Antetokounmpo: “I just love challenges. What’s the next challenge? The next challenge might not be here”

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GeorgeZakkas @ZakkasGeorge

Giannis: “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. In two years, that might change. I’m being totally honest with you”.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34

Maverick’s Diaper Mission 💚 pic.twitter.com/QKmhubWcDV11:16 PM

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Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard

One night after the Antetokounmpo brothers came tantalizingly close to delivering free poultry on multiple occasions, a Wagner brother brings it to fruition. – 9:51 PM

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Eric Nehm @eric_nehm

The Bucks just aren’t a very good basketball team right now.

“We’re all frustrated. I’m frustrated. I don’t play to lose. I play to win.” – Giannis Antetokounmpo

How deep is the hole? And where do the Bucks go from here?

At @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/2955766/2021/1…11:13 AM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo

NBA PER (Week 4)

1. Nikola Jokic: 34.6

2. Kevin Durant: 29.4

3. Jimmy Butler: 29.0

4. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 28.9

5. Montrezl Harrell: 28.4

6. Stephen Curry: 26.8

7. Anthony Davis: 25.9

8. Rudy Gobert: 25.2

9. Ja Morant: 24.8

10. Joel Embiid: 24.7 pic.twitter.com/2gZbD6FNnf10:21 AM

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“I don’t think it’s, ‘I’m thinking about leaving the Bucks,’ ” Saratsis told me. “But I think he’s genuinely like: ‘Okay, I have reached the pinnacle. The next challenge is, let’s repeat.’ But what happens if you do repeat? What’s the next challenge? What is that next barrier? When you think about it from a basketball perspective, by the age of 26, this kid has accomplished everything,” Saratsis said. “So sometimes you’re going to have to manufacture what those challenges are.” -via GQ.com / November 16, 2021

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