Dallas Mavericks: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee?

The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a year of growth. Luka Doncic led the team back to the playoff as he jumped into the MVP conversation. Kristaps Porzingis showed what he can do after missing 20 months because of an ACL injury. The Mavs proved in the playoffs that they can compete with any team and are just one or two pieces away from jumping into title contention.

Dallas continues to look ahead. They are tight on cap space this offseason but could make enough room to add a max salary in 2021. The window is open for the Mavericks to sign another All-Star and jump directly into title contention for the next decade-plus.

The team’s number one target is Giannis Antetokounmpo. The reigning two-time MVP can become an unrestricted free agent in 2021, but will he? Let us take a closer look at the situation including what he said on Friday during his media availability.

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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee? Does he choose the Dallas Mavericks?

There are really two questions at play here. Fans want to know if he is going to sign a supermax with the Bucks. That gives him an extra season and significantly more cash than any other team can offer. If Giannis decides to leave, will he pick the Mavericks over the 28 other NBA teams?

Let us take a closer look at both sides of his decision before trying to set the odds that Giannis leaves the Bucks and heads to the Dallas Mavericks in 2021.

Next: Why he should stay

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