The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat are 2 of 30 teams in the NBA that would like to remove the ‘Greek Freak’ from the only home he’s ever known, the Milwaukee Bucks. According to a report, Both rosters are seemingly one 2 way superstar away from being serious threats to beat the two LA teams. Also, both come with significant perks with respect to locations. Toronto has the largest Greek population in North America while also boasting the most famous Superfan/Ambassadors in sports, Drake. Add that to the superfluous amount of culture and energy The Six possesses and the roadmap leading north becomes clearer. Oh, and they’re technically still the reigning champions so it’s not a rebuild by any stretch.
The Heat should be seen as the best spot for Giannis. If there was a shooting guard version of Giannis, it would probably be Jimmy Butler. Jimmy would make an awesome tandem along with Giannis as their games complement each other. Surely, they’d have to be surrounded with shooters in order to provide floor spacing to a duo that does a large amount of their work inside the 3-pt line. Los Angeles May exist as the only other basketball city ballers seem to gravitate to because of its location. Sprinkle a little organizational relevance and structure and you have all the makings of a pretty solid perennial contender.
Of course, Giannis has made no indications that he would entertain the idea of leaving. This report represents the first real rumors of his departure. Fittingly, this comes after a heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat to go down 0-2 in the conference semi-finals. A team having a back to back MVP and the best record throughout the entirety of the regular season certainly has higher expectations than a 2nd round knockout.
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