Giannis Antetokounmpo Reportedly Interested In Signing With The Miami Heat But Not The Golden State Warriors If Traded

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The NBA and their players are trying to figure out when to start the season but in the meantime, there are already plenty of rumors about the league’s biggest stars being on the move.

The first big rumor of the day detailed how the Philadelphia 76ers are currently interested in trading for James Harden now that they hired former Rockets GM Daryl Morey.

The second and more significant rumor comes from Miami-based sports journalist Ashley Nicole-Moss who is reporting that Giannis is interested in signing a longterm deal with the Miami Heat and not the Warriors if the Bucks can figure out a trade deal.

She goes on to say that the Heat are willing to part ways with Tyler Herro but not Bam Adebayo in a trade for Giannis.

The Giannis to the Heat rumor isn’t shocking considering many NBA executives have said in the past that Miami would be the favorites to sign the superstar forward if he were to leave the Bucks this offseason.

It is worth noting that the Bucks came out and said they were not willing to trade Giannis, who is currently on the final year of his contract.

Via ESPN

The Bucks will offer Antetokounmpo a supermax contract when eligible later this year, a deal that could be worth $220 million — about $80 million more than he could get with another team as a free agent in 2021, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. But Antetokounmpo has made it clear that his priority is winning, and that’s something the Bucks haven’t been able to ensure.

If Antetokounmpo passes on signing the supermax, multiple sources are adamant that the Bucks won’t trade him. Milwaukee will have to persuade him to stay — and quickly.