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NBA Trade Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks confident that they won't be forced to move Giannis Antetokounmpo even if the superstar rejects supermax

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat - Game Four
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Evan Tiwari
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Modified 21 Oct 2020, 01:28 IST
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The Milwaukee Bucks had a disappointing end to their 2020 postseason as they crashed out in the second round of the NBA playoffs with a disheartening loss against the Miami Heat. Following their unexpected exit, NBA trade rumors seem to suggest that Giannis Antetokounmpo could leave the Milwaukee Bucks to explore his chances of winning a championship with another team.

NBA Trade Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks will not move Giannis Antetokounmpo even if doesn't sign a contract extension

Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five

After winning back-to-back MVP awards, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be looking to add the elusive Larry O'Brien trophy to his cabinet.

The Greek Freak averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds 5.6 assists, one steal and one block per game this season while shooting 55.3% from the field to bag the MVP at the expense of LA Lakers' LeBron James.

Giannis Antetokounmpo also won the 'Defensive Player of the Year' award, pipping LA Lakers' Anthony Davis to the accolade. However, despite winning individual trophies, the Greek Freak has always come up short in the NBA playoffs. 

According to the latest NBA trade rumors, the Milwaukee Bucks may not trade away Giannis Antetokounmpo even if the player passes on the supermax extension. The Bucks are likely to use this season to sign the right role players around Antetokounmpo and convince him to stay at the franchise instead of leaving for a contender like the Miami Heat. 

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat - Game Three
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat - Game Three

NBA trade rumors have indicated that the Milwaukee Bucks could be willing to go above the luxury tax in order to win a championship. After multiple failed attempts, this might be their last chance with Giannis Antetokounmpo to make a run at the title. 

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Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Taking a look at the LA Lakers roster and options available to the management ahead of a busy off-season.

Despite the forward indicating that he will stay with the franchise for at least another season, the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are monitoring Giannis Antetokounmpo's contract situation. If the Bucks struggle to remain competitive in the upcoming season, a move for the player might be on the cards as he approaches free agency next year.

The clock is ticking for the Milwaukee Bucks, who will have to improve their roster considerably in order to compete for a championship and retain Giannis Antetokounmpo's services.

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: 5 players unlikely to be back with the Miami Heat for the 2020-21 season.

Published 19 Oct 2020, 20:50 IST
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