Stephen A. Smith thinks Giannis Antetokounmpo will be great fit with Dubs
Add Stephen A. Smith to those who want to see Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo play in the Bay Area next year.
The ESPN color commentator recently tweeted out his desire for the reigning NBA MVP to form a new superteam, That new superteam would be with Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.
— ESPN (@espn) January 17, 2020
Antetokounmpo Eligible For Extension in 2020
Considered a top 3 player in the league today, Antetokounmpo will be eligible to sign a contract extension this summer. The extension would be for five-years and $253 million with the Bucks next summer.
Most pundits, however, believe that his decision will strongly depend on the Bucks’ ability to come out of the East this season. Especially after last year’s disappointment against eventual champions Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Greek Freak could opt out of his current contract and become the most sought after free agent in 2021.
The Warriors are reportedly setting their sights on the 25-year-old if he does become available come 2021. The Warriors will likely miss the playoffs this year and will be looking to bounce back in a big way next season by acquiring a big name like Antetokounmpo.
The Dubs’ injured superstar Steph Curry fueled speculations even more when he shared a moment with Antetokounmpo after the Warriors-Bucks game last week.
Giannis is averaging 30.1 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks this season. The Greek Freak is a 6-foot-11 athletic specimen who can create plays for both himself and his teammates. A player of Antetokounmpo’s caliber will surely create more open shots for the Warriors’ plethora of dead-eye shooters.
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