The Miami Heat are coming off an improbable trip to the NBA Finals, and their long-term vision reportedly includes trying to sign one of basketball’s biggest superstars.
Antetokounmpo said last month after the Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated from the NBA playoffs — by the Heat, coincidentally enough — that he doesn’t intend to force a trade this offseason. But that doesn’t mean Miami — or another team — won’t make a compelling enough sales pitch once free agency rolls around.
Antetokounmpo, selected 15th overall in 2013, is a four-time All-Star and four-time All-NBA. The 25-year-old is coming off a campaign in which he averaged a career-high 29.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game while leading the Bucks to the NBA’s best record during the regular season.
Miami, coached by Erik Spoelstra, certainly has a lot going for it moving forward, with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo leading the way alongside multiple knock-down shooters. It’s intriguing to think of what the Heat might look like with The Greek Freak entering the equation.