Report: Mavericks join Warriors, other teams in pursuit of Giannis

Antetokounmpo is slated to become a free agent after 2020-21 season
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A big topic throughout the 2019-20 NBA season has been Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and if he'd decide it's time to move on to a new destination.

The 2018-19 (and most likely 2019-20) NBA MVP isn't a free agent until after the 2020-21 season but he is eligible for a super-max extension this offseason that is expected to be around $254 million over five years.

According to a report from The Ringer, the Los Angeles Clippers "plan to pursue a deal" for the 25-year-old.

The story also mentioned that the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks also have interest in pursuing Antetokounmpo.

League sources added that they "consider the Bucks as the clear favorite to retain him in 2021."

Just last week, Radio.com insider Brian Scalabrine said on 105.3 The Fan that the Mavericks had a shot at acquiring the Greek Freak.

Those comments prompted us to write a story about a dream scenario that would see Antetokounmpo pair up with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.

After the Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Miami Heat in five games on Tuesday, Giannis made it clear he has no intention to leave.

"It's not happening. That's not happening," Antetokounmpo told Yahoo sports. "Some see a wall and go in (another direction). I plow through it. We just have to get better as a team, individually and get right back at it next season."

Giannis also had this to say after the Bucks elimination:

It sure seems like he plans to stay in Milwaukee but only time will tell.