Two years with Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are aware they need to rebuild around the Slovenian point guard. Short of leading the Mavs to the NBA Finals, Doncic has certainly made his mark on the league and for greater impact in the coming seasons, Dallas will likely make a move on Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Of course, the two-time MVP is hot on the radar of organizations wanting to make significant upgrades but Brian Windhorst of ESPN is convinced Dallas is the leading contender to lure away Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks.
"The Dallas Mavericks are gonna be at the head of the line in pursuing Giannis. They want to have a 3rd star," SB Nation reported Windhorst as saying.
In this regard, the ESPN journalist claimed the Mavs will not making big signings in the offseason as they will be reserving resources and assets for that big move on The Greek Freak next year. It is clear that for Dallas, the priority target is the Bucks superstar and they will be moving in prepared.
Mavericks' gigantic attempt in 2021 will be supported by the team's existing cap space but Dallas will need to check first if indeed Antetokounmpo will put himself on the market next year when his contract with Milwaukee runs out.
Following the Bucks' failure to secure a spot on the NBA Finals in Orlando, the superstar made clear he remains committed to continue with his current squad. A few weeks backs, Antetokounmpo said leaving Milwaukee is not an option.
However, it is possible that the frustrating campaigns of the past seasons will start to sink in and the 25-year-old will realize that his fortune will be far better joining up with a team with a greater chance of playing deep in the playoffs and scoring NBA titles.
Antetokounmpo could drop a surprise in the summer of 2021 and opt to explore the free agency, and according to Clutch Points, the reigning MVP choosing as his landing spot from the Bucks makes a lot of sense.
The Mavs, after all, already boast of a certified superstar in Doncic. NBA insiders are convinced it will be worth the trouble to build a superteam around the Slovenian star. He is now regarded as one of the best in the league and he is set for greatness for many seasons to come.
That has to be the main draw for Antetokounmpo to give it a shot in Dallas. He can, for instance, sign up with the Lakers and do wonders in Los Angeles for like three years. But with the Mavericks, the Bucks star is looking at a dynasty in the making and the rule could last for a decade at the minimum.
The only problem now is if Antetokounmpo will take that bold step to utilize his superstar status as an effective tool to chase NBA success (also reads as NBA rings). LeBron James and Kevin Durant have made the same move and they turned out more than okay, and Antetokounmpo would do well to follow their lead.