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Bucks fined $50K for talk of extending Giannis

The Milwaukee Bucks have been fined $50,000 by the NBA for comments their general manager made about offering Giannis Antetokounmpo a supermax contract when eligible next summer.

The league announced the fine Tuesday, saying the Bucks violated “league rules governing timing of discussions regarding future player contracts.”

At a televised town hall on Sept. 12, GM Jon Horst said Antetokounmpo would be “offered a supermax extension” next summer. He qualified for a five-year, $247.3 million supermax extension next summer, the largest in NBA history, by earning All-NBA honors for the second consecutive season in 2018-19.

League rules dictate that team officials cannot commit to offering a player a supermax contract until a player has played seven seasons.

Antetokounmpo just finished his sixth in the league.

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