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As the 2023-24 NBA season looms, two-time MVP and 2021 champion Giannis Antetokounmpo stands at a crossroads regarding his future with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Greek Freak is eligible for an extension, but recent insights suggest that the decision might not be straightforward.

A significant factor that could sway Giannis’s decision is the fate of his teammate, Jrue Holiday. ESPN’s NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks expressed his concerns on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

“I don’t think Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to sign an extension; it doesn’t make sense financially. I would be concerned based on what happens with Jrue Holiday. I think that’s going to be the X-factor,” he said, per HoopsHype.

Holiday, whose extension eligibility begins on February 22, 2024, could potentially become a free agent next year. How the Bucks handle Holiday’s future may have a profound impact on their ability to retain Giannis.

Antetokounmpo recently shared his perspective, emphasizing his desire to stay with the Bucks if the team remains committed to championship aspirations.

However, he also acknowledged that, if the Bucks aren’t on the same page, he may explore other opportunities to enhance his chances of securing another title.