NBA: Antetokounmpo agrees $100 mn contract | Inquirer Sports

NBA: Antetokounmpo agrees $100 mn contract

/ 02:56 PM September 20, 2016

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks carries the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at TD Garden on February 25, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks carries the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at TD Garden on February 25, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed a new deal with the team worth $100 million over four years, reports said Monday.

The Vertical and ESPN both reported that the lucrative extension for the Greek international is expected to be inked on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old agreed the contract after a stellar third season with Milwaukee, who he joined after being chosen 15th overall in the 2013 draft.

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Last season the giant forward averaged 16.9 points, 7.7 rebounds. 4.3 assists and 1.4 blocks in 80 games.

Antetokounmpo’s deal — averaging around $25 million a year — is just below the maximum allowed under NBA salary rules.

The son of Nigerian immigrants, he was born in Athens in 1994.

He took up basketball in 2007 and by 2009 had earned a regular starting place in the youth set-up at Filathlitikos.

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