Giannis Antetokounmpo Openly Dreams of LeBron, KD or Anthony Davis Joining Bucks

Everyone talks about Giannis Antetokounmpo leaving the Milwaukee Bucks to team up with another star.

But Antetokounmpo took another approach during the team’s first meeting with the media of the 2020-21 season Tuesday.

“This is a statement that I have never made before. If LeBron (James) and Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis came to Milwaukee, I would be happy,” Antetokounmpo said on Greece’s Cosmote TV. “I am not interested if I am the top, second or third name, OK? I just want to win.”

Antetokounmpo is the NBA’s back-to-back MVP and reigning Defensive Player of the Year. The Bucks have finished with the league’s best record in each of the previous two seasons, but they have failed to reach the Finals each time.

More pressing to the Bucks is that Antetokounmpo may become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He could also sign a supermax contract extension before then. Right now, there is no telling which way the Greek Freak is leaning.

“The Bucks asked for my opinion on this year’s roster,” he said. “I wanna focus on playing basketball, on how to become a better player. If LeBron, AD or Durant would join me in Milwaukee, I would be fine.”

Bucks general manager Jon Horst did go out and get some help this offseason. On paper, anyway. The most notable newcomer is no less than veteran guard Jrue Holiday, who arrived after a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Antetokounmpo, Holiday and a small forward give the Bucks sort of a “Big Three Lite.” Will it be enough to keep Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee?

Maybe. If not, the Bucks can always promise Antetokounmpo that they’ll try to pull off the impossible — and that would be to somehow land one of the superstars he mentioned.

Without that type of hypothetical miracle, the mystery of Antetokounmpo’s future will likely continue for a while.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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