Yep, Giannis Antetokounmpo might not be a Milwaukee Buck after the Summer of 2021. According to reports, Giannis will likely leave if the Bucks don’t reach the Promised Land. Many sources speculate that Giannis Antetokounmpo is open to signing an extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, worth around $250 Million For 5 Years, but it’s not certain Giannis will take this. He might take less or flat-out leave in 2021. Many believe if he does not sign this offseason, there’s a good chance he will not re-sign and that he could be taking his talent to the the Toronto Raptors, the front-runners according to many sources.
Giannis has been interested in joining the Raptors so that he could team up with fellow All-Star, Pascal Siakam, making one of the best duos in the NBA. They’d also be surrounded by the improving OG Annouby And Fred VanVleet, as well as Kyle Lowry and Terrence Davis.
This roster would make a scary small-ball lineup of Kyle Lowry Fred VanVleet OG Annouby Pascal Siakam and Giannis Antetokounmpo, making them the likely favorites in the East.
Giannis has connections to the Raptors President of Basketball Operations, Masai Ujiri.
Ujiri Brought Giannis and his Family To America From Greece and helped Giannis Play professional Basketball at 17-18. The Raptors would be considered the Consensus favorite to win the NBA Championships in the 2021-2022 NBA Season. The Raptors roster could have two MVPs If Pascal Siakam could win the MVP in the 2020-2021 NBA Season, which is a a greater possibility than you think as he’s greatly improved over just two seasons. If The Raptors Can Clear A Lot Of Cap Space, Antetokounmpo might not be the only Superstar to join Toronto in the summer of 2021 .
The Raptors bench would be the best in the NBA:
- PG Terrence Davis
- SG Norman Powell
- SF Oshae Brisset
- PF Serge Ibaka
- C Marc Gasol
With the best Starting 5 in the NBA and the best bench in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors could win multiple Championships and become a dynasty .
The New York Knicks are one of the teams who would like to make a big splash in free agency. Every year they go after the most sought-out free agents and it always works out so well for them.
The team that appears to be in second place for non-Milwaukee teams is the Miami Heat. Similar to the Toronto Raptors, the Heat have a great culture and care about winning, great habits, and have great leaders like Jimmy Butler. They want to continue to get better and have one of the best coaching staffs in the NBA, along with one of the best player developmental staff that has helped a lot of players. They have great players like All-Stars, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adabyo and great veterans like former All-Stars, Goran Dragic and Andre Iguodala. They also have wings and depth pieces in Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill etc. as well as great young talent which was developed by their player development in Rookie Sensation Sniper, Tyler Hero averaging 14 points per game. Off the bench, Duncan Robinson is also an elite sniper who can play the 2, 3, . He is averaging 12 points per game. They also have Rookie of the Year candidate, Kendrick Nunn, who is averaging 16 points per game.
The Heat are fourth in the east, 1 games up against the 76ers. A possible matchup with the 76ers could cause the Heat to fall in the first round, but with a great culture and a great start to the season, and with a history of free agents signing such as the Famous Big Three era which teamed MVP LeBron James with Finals MVP Dwayne Wade and All-NBA Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat. Plus, it’s Miami! Who wouldn’t like Great weather and beaches?
As of right now, to most people, Giannis will stay with the Bucks if they made the NBA Finals or win it all, but keep your eyes out for more news in the coming months and weeks. Don’t be surprised to see Giannis wearing another Jersey in 2021.
Every team want Giannis, so watch out for other teams clearing out cap space, or not signing players. The Raptors seem to be the front-runners, so don’t be surprised if Giannis begins living in his third country in 2021.