Report: Heat To Go ‘All In’ For Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021

by October 17, 2020
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Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Miami Heat aren’t satisfied with reaching the NBA Finals, as they’re reportedly planning to make a move that could make them championship contenders for years to come.

According to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, the Heat are “preparing to go all in” on two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in free agency next offseason:

Miami is preparing to go all in on the pursuit of Milwaukee’s two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021 free agency, sources said. There is a school of thought that salary-wise, waiting on Adebayo’s extension would allow for as much space as possible for 2021.

By holding off on offering Bam Adebayo—their All-Star multifaceted big man—a contract extension, Miami would give themselves a shot at signing the Greek Freak.

Giannis has publicly stated his willingness to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks for his entire career. But the Heat could sway the young superstar’s decision by making another deep playoff run next season.

A team with Antetokounmpo, Adebayo and Jimmy Butler would be a perennial championship contender due to their potential to dominate both offensively and defensively.

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