NBA Rumors: Greek Freak Coming To Portland?
It has been a very interesting past few years in the NBA. With teams in both the West and the East are forming super teams with some of the leagues best players all joining together in an attempt to win an NBA championship. With duos like Lebron James and Anthony Davis for the Lakers, Harden and Westbrook for the Rockets and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving for the Nets. It seems like Portland might be pushing for a super team in an attempt to get someone to join Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic and Anthony.
There have been rumors in the league going around the the Blazers front office are pushing to sign the Greek Freak from Milwaukee. The chatter has been that Antentokounmpo is not happy with the Bucks and is considering options elsewhere as he will becoming a free agent once the 2020-2021 NBA season is finished.
Even though big name super stars generally prefer playing in major market cities, Portland seems to have some love from big name players in the past. NBA legends such as Scottie Pippen joined the Trail Blazers for four seasons between between 1999-2003. Recently with the addition of Carmelo Anthony, it seems like high profile players are Portland as one of their options when looking for a new team to join.
Portland is an attractive option as the team continuously makes playoff pushes in the post season. With the performance that the team showed at the NBA bubble in Orlando, the Trail Blazers have shown that they are able to compete with the heavy weights of the league.
It shouldn’t be a surprise if Terry Scott and the Blazers management make a push for Giannis Antetokounmpo and try to get him once he becomes a free agent. As we have learned with current news of Harden wanting to move to Brooklyn, big names players can always make a decision that they believe seems best for them, rather than the franchise. Hopefully the Blazers can pull the rabbit out of the hat and get Antetokounmpo for the 2021-2022 NBA season.