Dallas Mavericks: 5 reasons why they sign Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Dallas Mavericks Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Why the Dallas Mavericks sign Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021: 2. Luka Doncic

The running joke is the Mavericks can never land the “big fish” in free agency. They came up short multiple times with Dirk Nowitzki as their star. Luka Doncic is going to change that. He helps other players produce their best numbers. Fans can read all the reasons Doncic will attract talent to Dallas here.

Antetokounmpo is the number one target. Imagine the pick and roll between Giannis and Luka. First, the Clippers and Heat are only two teams that can matchup on the two superstars. Now, picture them creating switches in the pick and roll. Here is an example of what the Greek Freak can do as a roll man.


That is not the only exciting pick and roll combo. Fans saw Luka and KP lighting it up this season. Now, think about Giannis and Porzingis running it. Coach Carlisle could spread the minutes, so Dallas has two stars on the floor at all times. That Mavericks would be unstoppable.

Luka would make Antetokounmpo better. Both players need to improve their 3-point and free throw shooting. They would certainly push each other to new heights. Imagine the daily competitions in practice. Both players have not reached their ceiling yet. Playing together in Dallas could allow them to hit their absolute peaks.

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