NBA Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave the Bucks in free agency?

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Will Giannis leave the Bucks

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  1. DueDiligence Registered User

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    Actually the Bucks are not primed to dominate the east as they do not have any really good players under the age of 26. A team like the Raptors has Siakam, Van Vleet. Anunoby and Davis all 26 and under. Those guys combined with Giannis can dominate the East.
     
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    i hope so. want to see him with other world-class players, not that bucks dont have good players but there is none in worldclass outside of the greek freak.
     
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    I'm certainly not going to say he's gone, but the Bucks performance so far sure doesn't work in their favor here...
     
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    One thing we know about NBA stars these days is they don’t like feeling that they’re on their own. So, what’s the Bucks pitch to get max-players to come there since they haven’t already?
     
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    Report: Heat, Raptors considered 'open secret' front-runners for Giannis

    If Riley manages to sign Giannis, it’ll be way more impressive than signing Bron/Bosh. The Wade factor was huge in those signings.

    I think Toronto May be the ultimate favorite, If I’m not mistaken he and Ujiri are somewhat close and he’d be joining a team with lots of young players and cap space.
     
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    I don’t see them as a bigger favorite than the Heat. IMO, the Heat have a solid core to build around him, along with a top coach, and management. His game and how hard he works at it, is the epitome of the Heat organization.
     
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    I think both teams fit that description but he definitely would fit in with all of Miami's shooting.
     
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    Raptors have the same thing.....

    As for working on his game... I mean the Raptors have an undrafted in VanVleet playing big minutes, later picks like OG and Siakam who had to work their rear ends off to become good players and even their bench is stocked with little known guys who have played well.
     
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    My biggest concern is how good of a fit Siakam and Giannis are together. Both need space in the paint and don't have the most reliable 3 point shot. But maybe Nurse will be able to figure that out.
     
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    He's going to the heat
     
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    Still hard to predict what Giannis is thinking and he seems like a much less defiant personality than a KD or Kawhi.... not looking good for him staying in Milwaukee now, but honestly he has himself to blame for this playoff failure much more than KD or Kawhi were to blame for things going sour in OKC and San Antonio. He has not played well regardless of Bud being badly outcoached.

    Raptors flaw is the lack of a high level shot creator to get quality looks against elite playoff defenses that limit their transition opportunities... Giannis is being exposed for having the same flaw right now. That said Pascal's 3 point shooting is much better than Giannis's and his percentage would go up if he's taking fewer above the break shots off the dribble when he is no longer a team's primary scorer.
     
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    I think he stays
     
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    The Raptors dont have South Beach. Location seems to be a big draw for NBA guys.


    VanVleet, Ibaka, and Gasol are all also FA as well
     
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    If the bucks make the finals next season I think he stays, if they don’t I think he goes to either the Raptors, Warriors or Heat.
     
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    Toronto is always going to be challenged by the American market and convincing US players to play their prime years there.

    That's why it's critical that they get a shot at some of the international superstars who probably appreciate the fairly cosmopolitan nature of Toronto and don't have a hometown in the States.
     
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    They are going to redefine "all in" this off season.
     
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    Toronto has a huge Greek community though... perhaps that'll play a role
     
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    I think Giannis identifies more with Nigerians than Greeks.
     
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    He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's gonna run off to hook up with superstars to chase rings.
     
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    Yeah that's a big thing in an American-dominated league like the NBA. Travelling is going to change a lot in the post-COVID world and of course Florida has low taxes and warm weathe year round - both things TO doesn't have. As a Toronto native, I can assure you Miami's night life is 100x better as well

    Just gotta be aware of Florida men lurking
     
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    If he doesn't sign an extension this off-season, the Bucks should absolutely trade him, right?

    Giannis to Golden State for Wiggins + 2020 1st + additional picks
     
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    Perfect, they’ve got a large West African community, too. Whether food, art, music, most would agree it’s second only to NYC among NBA cities. Summertime festivals as well, assuming we ever return to some sort of normalcy.

    As someone who just had a son, there’s also a lot to like about raising a child in this social climate in Canada vs the US right now.
     
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    keep hearing everyone saying he's prob coming to Toronto.
    After what fans did to Siakim because he didnt have a good series against Boston. I'd seriously consider any other team in the NBA before joining the Raptors.
     
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    First off, dont turn this into a political thing. Canada has plenty of its own issues.


    Secondly, you are over analzying what NBA players are looking for. Its pretty simple, good weather, good night life, and good exposure to grow their brand. Thats why places like LA, Miami, and NY are such a big draw
     

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