However Antetokounmpo, the winner of this season's Defensive Player of the Year award and expected to be named the league's MVP for the second straight season, said he will not leave the Bucks, but he's a free agent in 2021. How we got here: This is the second straight season the Bucks have had the best record in the league but failed to reach the NBA Finals. Last season, Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors ousted the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals.