3 reasons Giannis Antetokounmpo would consider coming to Dallas if he left Milwaukee

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's name has been of hot discussion lately after he recently said that he'd be willing to consider a different situation from Milwaukee if the opportunity presents itself.

Giannis first hinted at this stance in an interview with the New York Times earlier this offseason, and he recently doubled down on it during a podcast with former Bucks' assistant coach Ross Geiger.

"At the end of the day, I am a winner. I want to be a winner. Contracts, fame, status, comfort zone does not matter to me. What matters the end of the day is that thing right there (As he points at the Larry O'Brien trophy behind him). That's what matters. And I don't want to be able to get stuck in this lifetime to keep on talking about the same story: 'Oh, we went to Game 6 in the NBA Finals, we won. We were down 2-0, we came back, we won four games.' I'm tired of hearing the same story over and over again."

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Whether Antetokounmpo would actually consider Dallas as a potential suitor if he did indeed leave Milwaukee is very unclear. For certain though, the tandem of Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, alongside whatever other assets the Mavericks would be able to keep, would be a dream come true.

Here are three reasons as to why Giannis Antetokounmpo could consider signing with the Dallas Mavericks if he were to leave Milwaukee.

3. The opportunity to team up with Luka Doncic

The theoretical pairing of Giannis Antetokounmpo with Luka Doncic would already be the most unstoppable European duo ever, but with how much they could complement each other’s play-style, perhaps it would be the most unstoppable duo ever.

Giannis’ life would be made exponentially easier with Doncic, as they could run the pick and roll as well as other direct actions with each other to confuse defenses. The spacing that the Mavericks would get for everyone else when Doncic and Antetokounmpo are in the same lineup together would be immaculate.

You could probably pair three average rotational NBA players with Antetokounmpo and Doncic, and as long as they can hit an open three at a respectable clip and play decent defense, the Mavericks would be a force to be reckoned with just because of how dynamic they’d be on offense with those two in the game.

Now, who knows what the Mavericks’ roster will look like by the time Antetokounmpo decides to come to Dallas if he ever does. But if they weren’t forced to totally deconstruct their entire roster to add a proposed Antetokounmpo super-deal, then the Mavericks would be as favored as anyone to win the NBA championship barring injuries.

Doncic and Antetokounmpo are already an earth-shattering pairing, but if this were to happen whilst Kyrie is still in Dallas and things don't go completely haywire there, then there truly wouldn’t be any possibility of the Mavericks being bad on offense.

The Mavericks would effectively create a super team in this scenario, especially if they kept some of their younger players on favorable deals in the process.

Who knows what the chance of Giannis leaving Milwaukee is right now, but if the Bucks flail on yet another playoff run, then Dallas would likely be one of the teams in the driver's seat to get Giannis if they had the money because of the Luka/Kyrie appeal.