If you ask Giannis Antetokounmpo, the answer seems to be whatever it takes.
“Obviously, I want everybody back. Great fricking team — unselfish players that play basketball the right way. They’re winners. We had a great atmosphere. We didn’t have no — I want to be polite. I want to say the A-word — we didn’t have no buttheads. Obviously, I want everybody back. I’m going to let my teammates know that.”
Chemistry matters to Antetokounmpo, he likes what the Bucks have in Milwaukee — with good reason, this team made a massive leap this season. One that likely wins him an MVP award.
Financial realities may make it difficult to get the band back together as Bucks ownership has to decide how deep it wants to go into the luxury tax, and after the loss to the Raptors GM Jon Horst has to think about what changes may need to come for this team to take the next step.
Malcolm Brogdon is a restricted free agent and is not sure what his future hold.
Middleton is a free agent likely to land a few max offers.
Milwaukee is a force in the East. How much of force after the East shakes out this July remains to be seen, but the Bucks should be one of the teams to beat. If not, the Bucks have bigger concerns.