Warriors Have “Internally Mused” About Signing Giannis Antetokounmpo In 2021


The Milwaukee Bucks will undoubtedly do all the pieces of their energy to signal famous person ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo to a supermax extension as soon as he is eligible within the Summer of 2020.

With the Bucks at the moment sitting in first place and a shiny future forward, it is easy to check a situation the place Giannis merely commits to the franchise long run as quickly as he can.

But that does not imply groups across the league, together with the powerhouse Golden State Warriors, aren't already plotting on making a play for the Greek Freak in 2021.

Warriors Have “Internally Mused” About Signing Giannis Antetokounmpo In 2021

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The Athletic's Marcus Thompson lately described simply how the Warriors would be capable of pull it off, ought to the scenario come up. 

[Stephen] Curry is because of make $45.eight million in 2021-22. When he hits free company in July 2021, Giannis can be set to signal a max deal that begins at $42.6 million. That places their mixed quantity over $88 million. The present salary-cap projection for 2021-22 is $123.9 million.

So these two would eat up greater than 70 % of the cap by themselves. If, as anticipated, he indicators a max extension with the Warriors this coming July, [Klay] Thompson can be on board for $37.9 million for 2021-22, which might put the Warriors very close to the projected cap quantity with three gamers.

Which implies that if the Warriors are aiming for one more famous person, there can be no room for Green. That’s the place it will get tough, emotionally and financially.

In regards to Marcus Thompson's article, the New York Times' Marc Stein provides:

"I can promise you, moreover, that the Warriors have internally mused a few run at Giannis — nonetheless futile it might show to be — within the occasion they will’t persuade Kevin Durant to re-sign this summer season. Trying to signal essentially the most enticing free agent obtainable is on the primary web page of the Golden State proprietor Joe Lacob’s playbook."