Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has bought a stake in the MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers, the Brewers announced on Friday (link via ESPN). He certainly has the means: the 6’11” reigning Finals MVP inked a five-year, $228MM+ supermax extension with Milwaukee ahead of his championship 2020/21 season with the Bucks.
“This is a dream come true for a kid from Sepolia, Athens, Greece, born from immigrant parents. I could have never imagined I would be in this position,” Antetokounmpo said during a news conference about the purchase on Friday. “I want to be involved in the community as much as possible. I know Milwaukee invested a lot in me, and I want to invest a lot of me back into the city of Milwaukee.”
For more on Antetokounmpo’s foray into MLB ownership, check out the story at MLB Trade Rumors.
There’s more out of the Central Division:
- Point guard Keifer Sykes has a chance to stick with the Pacers thanks to his solid Summer League play, writes J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star. New Indiana head coach Rick Carlisle appears to be in favor of Sykes’ addition. The 5’11” Sykes has been playing in various international leagues since going undrafted out of Green Bay in 2015.
- The Cavaliers explored adding a variety of wings during free agency, writes Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. Josh Hart, Doug McDermott, Alec Burks, Reggie Bullock, Furkan Korkmaz and Kent Bazemore were all considered. Cleveland committed significant long-term money to Jarrett Allen this summer and drafted Evan Mobley with the No. 3 pick, prompting Fedor to explore whether the team might trade big man Larry Nance Jr. to bolster its wing depth, now that most appealing free agent swingmen are off the table.
- In case you missed it, restricted free agent forward Hamidou Diallo re-signed with the Pistons on a two-year, $10.4MM deal, with a player option for the second year of the contract.
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