The Miami Heat have had the Milwaukee Bucks number all year long. They have the top-seeded team against the ropes with a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and looked poised to make a run at the NBA Finals this season. Shockingly, they've done an outstanding job of containing Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The reigning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year always has a wall of Heat players in front of him and has struggled to get things going in the paint, plus Mike Budenholzer seems reluctant to play his starters big minutes despite the must-win scenario.
That has led to a lot of speculation regarding Giannis Antetokuonmpo's future. The Greek Freak will be under contract with the Bucks until 2021 and is eligible to sign the largest contract extension in NBA history. But whether he'll do it or not is yet to be seen.
ESPN's Jay Williams Says Giannis Antetokounmpo Will Join The Miami Heat
ESPN's Jay Williams believes this will be the last time we see Giannis Antetokounmpo in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform. According to the former player turned analyst, he'll join Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat next season:
“We’re about to see Giannis play with a Miami Heat uniform on next year. I mean when you watch him play, it’s almost like, Jimmy Butler is the soul of the Miami Heat, and you wonder where the soul of the Milwaukee Bucks are, that’s with Giannis to a degree, but they’re not playing with that same sense of urgency," Williams said.
The Heat, Raptors, Knicks, and Warriors will all try to make a run at the Greek Freak this offseason. They all have enough assets to pull off a trade but they'll need Giannis' commitment to stay before pulling the trigger.
Giannis is believed to be happy at Milwaukee but he wants to win an NBA championship at all costs, thus another early exit in the playoffs could lead him all the way to South Beach, just like LeBron James did a decade ago.