Giannis Antetokounmpo cited team chemistry when saying that he wanted the Milwaukee Bucks’ front office to re-sign the team’s free agents this summer.
“I want everyone back. Great fricking team — unselfish players that play basketball the right way. They’re winners. We had a great atmosphere. We didn’t have no — I want to be polite. I want to say the A-word — we didn’t have no buttheads. Obviously, I want everyone back. I am going to let my teammates know that,” said Antetokounmpo.
Three starters in Malcolm Brogdon, Brook Lopez, and Khris Middleton will be either restricted or unrestricted free agents this summer. Nikola Mirotic is also unrestricted, while George Hill’s deal is only partially guaranteed.
Antetokounmpo added that he wants the Bucks to position themselves as a title contender for several years to come.
“We’re gonna put ourselves in a place to be a championship contending team for many more years to come. And there’s not a lot of teams that can say that in the league — there’s one, two, three, four teams that can say that — but we’re gonna put ourselves in that situation for many more years to come.”