By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Well before Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes a free agent, reports persist on his NBA future. According to The Athletic, the Miami Heat are preparing to go all-in on pursuing the Greek Freak after the end of his current contract with the Milwaukee Bucks following the 2020-21 season.
The Heat already linked to Antetokounmpo rumors currently hold two guaranteed contracts stretching into the 2021-22 season, including a $36 million tab attached to Jimmy Butler. Regardless of salary cap developments stemming from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, they will be in a position to offer a max contract to an incoming player.
Aiming to retain as much space as possible for the 2021 free agency and potentially targeting the two-time NBA MVP may impact Bam Adebayo. Rival teams are monitoring developments in the Miami organization prepared to jump in if the Heat initially skip extending his contract, adds the report.