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Giannis Antetokoun Nampo has tended to keep things simple in his career, trying his best to draw attention to fellow players and underestimating his own achievements by warning that he can always improve. Yet on Wednesday afternoon, the league’s most valuable player, who ruled twice, couldn’t help but talk about himself.
It is the center of the NBA universe and will be with Milwaukee Key, Bucks and every other NBA team with designs on sale of number 34 jerseys in color, awaiting its decision to sign the designated P te player release (commonly known) by December 21 or as a Supermax extension .
And yet …
“Right now I’m not focusing on it,” the 26-year-old said of his thought process. “I know that my agent, Alex (Saratis) and (General Manager) John Horst and Bucks are focusing on those discussions. I’m just trying to focus on myself and how I can get better, how I can help my teammates get better, how I can get ready for the first Prison game on Saturday Do. ”
In her first appearance speaking to the American media after accepting Its second straight most valuable player award In mid-September, Antelope acknowledged his interest in the decision and the ripple effects it caused, but he pushed the issue further during the 15-minute session.
“I trust my agent, I trust John Horst and ownership and they keep an eye on those discussions.” “I’m just going to focus on the basketball. I know this is true, for the city of Milwaukee and for the NBA world and for the media world and for all that, but I’ve been a private person. Whenever … I decide something or I sign a contract you people know before you know it. So, yes, I would appreciate that from now on we try not to talk about it anymore and just focus on the basketball .l. Because the answer will still be the same. ”
When asked if it would take until the December 21 deadline to make a decision, Antatocoun Nampo will again defer together with his agent and Bucks front fee.
Antatok oun Nampo a Interview with Mark Lasery, co-owner of Bucks About the team’s dedication to creating the championship roster in September, and Horst made it difficult to provide this by receiving Eric Bladeso, George Hill and New Orleans guard Jury Holiday through Eric Bladeso, and the bevy of first-round draft picks.
The team also solidified its bench with versatile defenders from shooter Brian Forbes, point guard DJ August Gustin and Torrey Craig and Bobby Portis. Efforts pushed the Bucks toward the league’s toughest cap, but Antelope Numpo disputed any opinion that such a move was binding on him.
“First of all, I don’t know where you guys are getting this information from that I talked to Mark and talked about the team getting better.” “I never said that.
“At the end of the day, the team will take care of what the court is presenting and try to improve this team as much as possible because it has been doing it since day one, because the day I go there. We started with 15 wins. We had the best regular season team in the last two years so it shows you that the team and front office fees take care of improving the team every single year and they are doing it so far.
“I, on the court, will try to improve myself personally and then try to help my partner improve as well.”
One player who is not a Milwaukee is swingman Bogdan Bogdanov, as a report was signed-and-traded, leading to a league investigation for tampering and signed by the 28-year-old scorer in Atlanta.
“I woke up with the trade, you guys read about it like that and then, I frankly, I tried not to focus too much on it and try to focus on how I could be better I welcome every new partner who comes to every key, “said Antitok oun Nmpo. As you know, it has not passed. Now we have … Holiday, Bobby Portis, Torrey Craig, Brian Forbes, all these guys who came on the team. This is the person we have. These are great basketball players l players we are going to play with and I am happy to move forward with these boys. “
The bias begins on Saturday at the Fisherway Forum against the Dallas Mavericks, and the Bucs will open the regular season on December 23 in Boston. There is a lot to look forward to, and to determine, for Antelope, but the gist of the time is that the extension deadline is less than two weeks away.
For a player who is always looking for the next thing, he knows he can’t escape the decision sitting in front of him.
He said, “What’s on my mind is playing basketball and improving every day.” “It simply came to our notice then. That’s what I’ve been doing for 1 day and it will never change. I can assure you. Year 8 or year 25 it will not change. “
“Obviously this is a big decision like I made, but I’m just trying to focus on what I can do. This is not in my hands. Their discussion is between my agent, John Horst, owning the bucks and they are taking care of it. I can’t; I’m not trying to speed up the process, I’m not trying to get involved.
“Obviously it’s something that emphasizes every player. And as you said, it’s in my mind but it’s not in my mind. I try to get it out of my mind. And you all keep asking me these questions so you guys put it back in my mind, but as I said, they are handling this discussion I will handle what I have to do. Court and everything is going well. “
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