The reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until the end of the 2020-’21 season, but his name is being thrown around as a possible candidate to actually take his talents to several teams. Aside from that being the Los Angeles Lakers, it seems he could be giving the Toronto Raptors a look as well.
An anonymous league executive agrees with that notion as he stated if Giannis leaves Milwaukee — the Toronto Raptors would be a prime landing spot.
“I don’t think he leaves the Bucks,” the unnamed source said, via Sean Deveney of Heavy.com. “But if he does, Toronto has to be the front-runner. Staying in Milwaukee, that’s No. 1. But if he can stand the cold, Toronto is the perfect situation for him, the next best thing.”
He certainly has a fan base there as Toronto has one of the largest Greek communities in North America, and they came out in full force on New Year’s Day in 2018 to greet him after the Bucks took on the Raptors.
NBA insider Marc J. Spears of ESPN has also linked the Greak Freak to Toronto.
“It helps that Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri has a long-standing connection with Antetokounmpo and his family, reportedly having helped them immigrate to Greece from Nigeria.”
The Clippers, Lakers, and Warriors are other teams who have been linked to being potential suitors for Giannis in free agency.