Giannis Antetokounmpo says that he would love to have LeBron James and Anthony Davis team up with him in Milwaukee.
Perhaps the most pivotal pending decision of any offseason in recent history is whether or not Giannis Antetokounmpo will sign a supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The extension Giannis would be eligible for would be around the 5 year/$230 million mark. Giannis has made it clear from the get-go that he will remain in Milwaukee as long as the Bucks can surround him with championship calibre talent.
Entering the 2020 offseason, the Bucks made headlines by signing backcourt stars Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Bogdan sign and trade fell through however.
This was particularly damning for the Bucks as reports came through that he wanted the Bucks to sign Bogdanovic. With no clear star as a 2nd option, Giannis turns to LA.
Giannis says he would love to play with LeBron and Anthony Davis
When on air on a Greek cable TV show, Cosmote TV, Giannis Antetokounmpo spills on his preferred co-stars in Milwaukee.
Though he has Jrue and Khris Middleton, Giannis starts to talk about the superstars over on both the West and East Coast. He said, “If LeBron, KD, or AD want to join me in Milwaukee, I will be happy. I don’t care about being number 1 or number 2 or number 3.”
“If LeBron, KD, or AD want to join me in Milwaukee, I will be happy. I don’t care about being number 1, or number 2, or number 3.”
– Giannis Antetokounmpo. 👀
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 1, 2020
Giannis has always said that he prioritizes winning over personal accolades and getting any of the guys he mentioned would definitely put the Bucks over the top.
By the looks of it, Giannis wants to form another dominant superteam that would not only put the Eastern Conference on lock, but the NBA as a whole.
Can the Bucks deliver Giannis another superstar?
At this point in the offseason, it is highly unlikely the Bucks can make any move that will drastically improve the Bucks.
This is especially the case for the players who Giannis mentioned. LeBron and AD are commited to running it back with LA. On the other hand, Durant hasn’t even stepped foot on the court for the Brooklyn Nets; he is also entering merely the 2nd year of his 4 year max.
The Bucks’ primary focus should definitely be convincing Giannis to sign the extension before December 22nd.