Nick Young confidently declares reason Giannis Antetokounmpo will leave Bucks
Former NBA guard Nick Young believes Giannis Antetokounmpo is eventually going to leave the Milwaukee Bucks.
However, Young is using a non-basketball reason to explain his opinion.
Antetokounmpo can become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason of 2021 if he doesn’t sign the supermax extension with the Bucks this offseason. Thus far, the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors are the three teams that have been heavily linked to Antetokounmpo.
Now to be fair to the city of Milwaukee, Antetokounmpo has said countless times he loves living there and doesn’t like big-market cities such as Los Angeles and New York. The All-Star and his girlfriend have a baby boy, and Antetokounmpo’s older brother plays for the Bucks as well.
If Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t sign the supermax extension this offseason, there’s going to be a lot of noise coming out of Milwaukee. The Bucks’ front office may have to entertain the possibility of trading Antetokounmpo out of fear of losing him in 2021 and not getting anything in return.
Milwaukee wants to avoid a LeBron James 2.0 decision. After James left the Cavs in 2010 for the Miami Heat, Cleveland was the worst team in the NBA.
The Bucks are currently down 3-1 to the Heat in the second round of the 2020 playoffs. Most pundits picked Antetokounmpo and Co. to win the Eastern Conference, so it has been rather shocking to see Milwaukee struggle against the Heat.
The Greek Freak is still a game-time decision for Game 5 after showing up to the arena in a walking boot. Milwaukee could really use Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup, but the franchise should also be cautious if necessary.