The Milwaukee Bucks are "cautiously optimistic" that Giannis Antetokounmpo will sign the available $228 million supermax extension.
Source: Jack Maloney/CBSSports.com/Brian Windhorst of ESPN
ANALYSIS: This is a tad of a different tone than what we heard a few weeks ago. Certainly, Milwaukee going all in on Jrue Holiday and nearly bringing in Bogdan Bogdanovic sends a signal to Giannis that the organization is willing to do whatever it takes to assemble the proper pieces around him. Still, we await the Dec. 21 deadline for Giannis to decide whether or not he'll sign the dotted line long-term with the Bucks.