Dallas Mavericks ‘at front of the line’ in acquiring Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Dallas Mavericks in the running to sign Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021

The Dallas Mavericks had a breakthrough season by returning to the playoffs as Luka Doncic was a first-team All-NBA selection. The 21-year-old gives the Mavs a bright future and is far from their only piece. They have a second star in Kristaps Porzingis plus a host of quality role players on their roster.

The Mavericks will be looking to add a few additional pieces to push them into title contention next season, but the team will be careful. They can open up a max cap slot in 2021, and the Mavs would love to add a third star that puts them into title contention for the next decade. Dallas has its sights set on Giannis Antetokounmpo, but it means spending wisely this offseason to have the cash to make a run at him.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst believes the Mavs have a legit shot at acquiring the two-time MVP. Let us take a look at his recent comments on the matter.

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Windhorst joined Kendrick Perkins and Jorge Sedano on The Jump. The health Kristaps Porzingis following his knee surgery was the topic. Windhorst made the following statement.

"“The Miami Heat are a team that a lot of people look at as trying to get Giannis Antetokounmpo out of Milwaukee. I’m telling you here, the Dallas Mavericks to me are at the front of that line. The big factor, whether it is Giannis or anyone, they want to have a third star. Kristaps Porzingis has to prove he can be healthy to be that third star.”"

Fans can listen to the entire segment here.

Mavericks fans should be excited but not surprised. Star players want to play with Luka Doncic, and he will attract them to Dallas. The 21-year-old is unselfish and helps everyone around him produce their best numbers.

The Mavs would be scary with Giannis. They would be the title favorites immediately. Antetokounmpo is only 25 years old too. Dallas would have three of the best young stars in the NBA and could certainly build a dynasty.

Dallas Mavericks fans should be excited about the season ahead. The team is looking to take the next step before making a run at Giannis Antetokounmpo. It promises to fun, so do not miss it.

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