During the 2010 offseason, the Miami Heat pulled out all the stops to sign LeBron James and Chris Bosh. They’re apparently approaching the 2021 with the same mindset as Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is due to hit free agency.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Thursday the Heat are “preparing to go all-in” for Antetokounmpo. However, that pursuit could indirectly impact the status of All-Star center Bam Adebayo:
“Rival teams are monitoring Adebayo’s extension situation and the aftereffects if Miami bypasses extending their superstar big man. Miami is preparing to go all in on the pursuit of Milwaukee’s two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021 free agency, sources said. There is a school of thought that salary-wise, waiting on Adebayo’s extension would allow for as much space as possible for 2021. But given Adebayo’s presence, leadership and meaning to the Heat franchise, this is a straight-forward conversation between team executives and Adebayo’s agent, Alex Saratsis: A max extension this offseason or not.”
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October 15, 2020 at 10:44AM