Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Sep 3, 2020 9:18 pm

The Milwaukee Bucks are down 0-2 to the Miami Heat in their second round series, which has begun to spark speculation about the future of Giannis Antetokounmpo with the franchise.


Antetokounmpo can sign a supermax contract extension with the Bucks this offseason or become a free agent in 2021.


According to Vincent Goodwill, "many in league circles believe Miami and Toronto are the frontrunners in the Antetokounmpo sweepstakes, with one observer telling Yahoo Sports 'it’s an open secret' within the Orlando bubble."


The Bucks had the best record in the NBA during the regular season in each of the past two seasons.

Via Vincent Goodwill/Yahoo! Sports

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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#2 » by madmaxmedia » Thu Sep 3, 2020 11:07 pm

In an ironic twist, Giannis will reportedly only sign with Toronto if they first trade for Paul George.
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#3 » by CJLoizzi » Thu Sep 3, 2020 11:32 pm

He’s not fooling anyone he’s either gonna finesse his way to Golden State or somehow end up in Boston either way through sign and trade.
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Post#4 » by scubaslim » Fri Sep 4, 2020 12:08 am

The Mavs make the most sense. It's not even close
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#5 » by Packbuckman » Fri Sep 4, 2020 1:30 am

These reports are comical the only reason the bucks are down 0-2 is Giannis himself and that’s how he will look at it. He’s not going to blame the team for something he has the power to change by playing like he should.
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Post#6 » by Elnegron » Fri Sep 4, 2020 2:38 am

CJLoizzi wrote:He’s not fooling anyone he’s either gonna finesse his way to Golden State or somehow end up in Boston either way through sign and trade.

Both teams make 0 sense since they have no cap. He has zero connection with Boston too
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Post#7 » by Revenged25 » Fri Sep 4, 2020 2:53 am

scubaslim wrote:The Mavs make the most sense. It's not even close


How about Memphis? They'll have more cap space and arguably a better core/assets to work with.
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Post#8 » by donaldtrump_00 » Fri Sep 4, 2020 8:19 am

I don't think he feels the bucks are capable of winning it all if they lose to the heat. Why come back to the same core. There losing regardless. They can't beat either of the Los Angeles teams. There so over rated. It's not regular season nomore. Teams have adjusted to his weaknesses. Middleton is very good. I like him. Just he needs a bigger superstar playing next to him. Golden State hides his weakness better than any other team. It's either them or Miami because of Pat Riley and there coach. Btw the heat have a better team then the bucks outside of Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#9 » by binjumper » Fri Sep 4, 2020 4:30 pm

Revenged25 wrote:
scubaslim wrote:The Mavs make the most sense. It's not even close


How about Memphis? They'll have more cap space and arguably a better core/assets to work with.


I would love to hear to argument anyone on Memphis is close to doncic.
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#10 » by Revenged25 » Fri Sep 4, 2020 5:50 pm

binjumper wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:
scubaslim wrote:The Mavs make the most sense. It's not even close


How about Memphis? They'll have more cap space and arguably a better core/assets to work with.


I would love to hear to argument anyone on Memphis is close to doncic.


Yes, Doncic is better than any single player on Memphis. It's the overall core of Memphis and the fact that it wouldn't be hard at all for them to clear the cap space to bring in not only Giannis but also another max player player or multiple high second tier players. I mean the Wade/LeBron/Bosh Heat lost because it was just those 3 and no one else. They could build not only a strong 3 player core but a much deeper/better overall team due to 2 of the core pieces would be on rookie deals still.
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#11 » by Joshuan3 » Fri Sep 4, 2020 6:27 pm

After the Kawhi fiasco idk if I would take this rumour seriously.

Why would Giannis join either the Heat or the Raptors when they are both seen as rivals, Giannis looks to me he rather beat them than join them.
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#12 » by scubaslim » Fri Sep 4, 2020 10:17 pm

binjumper wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:
scubaslim wrote:The Mavs make the most sense. It's not even close


How about Memphis? They'll have more cap space and arguably a better core/assets to work with.


I would love to hear to argument anyone on Memphis is close to doncic.


Not only that, but porzingis is better than everyone on Memphis, too
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#13 » by Revenged25 » Fri Sep 4, 2020 10:33 pm

scubaslim wrote:
binjumper wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:
How about Memphis? They'll have more cap space and arguably a better core/assets to work with.


I would love to hear to argument anyone on Memphis is close to doncic.


Not only that, but porzingis is better than everyone on Memphis, too


No, I'd take Ja over him easily, especially going forward.
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#14 » by scubaslim » Sat Sep 5, 2020 2:22 am

Revenged25 wrote:
scubaslim wrote:
binjumper wrote:
I would love to hear to argument anyone on Memphis is close to doncic.


Not only that, but porzingis is better than everyone on Memphis, too


No, I'd take Ja over him easily, especially going forward.


Except for health, I respectfully disagree
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Post#15 » by Revenged25 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 2:32 am

scubaslim wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:
scubaslim wrote:
Not only that, but porzingis is better than everyone on Memphis, too


No, I'd take Ja over him easily, especially going forward.


Except for health, I respectfully disagree


Oh and JJJ is quickly getting to a level comparable to Zingas too.
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Re: Report: Heat, Raptors Considered Frontrunners For Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Post#16 » by scubaslim » Sat Sep 5, 2020 3:03 pm

Revenged25 wrote:
scubaslim wrote:
Revenged25 wrote:
No, I'd take Ja over him easily, especially going forward.


Except for health, I respectfully disagree


Oh and JJJ is quickly getting to a level comparable to Zingas too.


You're delusional... :crazy:

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