What did Giannis Antetokounmpo do Saturday afternoon?
The Greek Freak met with Milwaukee Bucks ownership to discuss future plans, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Saturday evening.
But according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the two sides actually got together Friday.
ESPN Sources: MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's 3-hour lunch with Bucks co-owner/governor Marc Lasry on Friday covered the season, how Bucks can improve roster, Lasry confirming willingness to spend into luxury tax and agreement they’ll talk again after Giannis returns from a vacation.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 14, 2020
"(Co-owner and governor Marc) Lasry and Antetokounmpo discussed the Bucks' season and disappointing finish, and brainstormed on some personnel upgrades that could be available to the franchise in the offseason," Woj wrote Monday.
Still can't believe Bucks let Malcolm Brogdon go. As @kpelton wrote at the time: "Without knowledge of Brogdon's medical records, the risk of the Bucks failing to maximize their championship window and giving Giannis a reason to leave is greater than the risk of overpaying here." https://t.co/7G7Tzz2g76— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) September 9, 2020
The Warriors certainly are monitoring the situation, and would love to acquire the soon-to-be two-time NBA MVP.
But as ESPN's Bobby Marks told The Ringer's Ryen Russillo last week, it's way too soon for Golden State to check in with Milwaukee.
"(General manager) Bob Myers is not calling [Bucks GM] Jon Horst over the weekend about Giannis [laughter]," he said. "He is not. And if he is, shame on him.
"Especially for a guy like Giannis -- franchise-level player -- [who] has not given any inclination that he wants out. I guess we can call them the 'Giannis rules.' You are not calling to see what his availability is. I think it's offensive to do that."
It remains unclear if Giannis will sign the five-year supermax extension this offseason, or become an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
The expectation is that he will not demand a trade.
"It's not happening. That's not happening," the 25-year-old superstar told Haynes last Tuesday shortly after the Bucks' season came to an end.