The Lakers plan to try to sign an Antetokounmpo who doubts he will continue with the Bucks
he future of Giannis Antetokounmpo, double NBA MVP , continues to keep the league’s 30 franchises in suspense. The Greek forward, who ends his contract in 2021, has until December 21 to decide whether to accept the long-awaited extension of his contract for the maximum: five seasons and 247 million dollars . And the movement of the dominoes of the NBA market will depend on that decision.The Hellenic had conditioned his decision to continue in Wisconsin to the signings made by the Bucks board to definitely attack the ring, after the fiasco of the last two seasons. And everything seemed aimed at understanding after announcing the arrival of an ‘all star’ like Jrue Holiday and a shooter of guarantees like Bogdan Bogdanovic .
However, the reversal of the Serbian player and his subsequent signing by the Atlanta Hawks has raised doubts in an Antetokounmpo that no longer sees his continuity in Milwaukee so clear. In fact, according to Bleacher Report , Bogdanovic’s flight has undermined the Greek player’s confidence in some Bucks that are beginning to see the possibility of renewal recede.That possible exit has put the rest of the NBA franchises on alert. And especially to some Lakers who have already drawn up a plan to try to get hold of the Hellenic player next season. The first step has been the renewal of Kostas Antetokounmpo’s contract with the Los Angeles franchise. A movement in which many have wanted to see a strategy to get closer to his brother Giannis.The second step in the Lakers’ plan has to do with Anthony Davis. After exiting his contract, Davis already warned the Lakers that his intention was to go calmly with his renewal, although everything indicates that he will continue with the champions and more with the extraordinary that the Angelenos have mounted. If Antetokounmpo does not accept the renewal of his contract, Davis would choose to sign 1 + 1 to go to free agency in 2021 with LeBron James and recruit the Greek for a team that would create panic in the NBA.Subscribe to the BRAND Basket Newsletter and receive in your email, from Monday to Sunday and first thing in the morning, exclusive news, interviews, reports, graphics and videos that will mark the day in the NBA, Liga Endesa, Euroleague and the rest of the world in the basket.