The Los Angeles Clippers plan to pursue a deal for Giannis Antetokounmpo, according to multiple league sources. One of the sources said Antetokounmpo has an “admiration” for Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
If you remember, both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George can become free agents in the summer of 2021. After the big time deal the Clippers pulled off for George, they currently have limited trade capital
According to Kevin O'Connor of the Ringer, his sources say the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks also have interest in pursuing Antetokounmpo. But in reality, he can choose any time.
The truth is that Giannis can choose from all 30 teams, because every one would move whatever salaries necessary to create the cap space for him. Or, as Jimmy Butler move to Miami last summer showed, a sign-and-trade can be worked out. Take the Clippers, for example: Multiple league sources have recently said the Clippers plan to pursue a deal for Giannis. One of the sources said Giannis has an “admiration” for Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
But league sources say they consider the Milwaukee Bucks as the clear favorite to retain him in 2021.