1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis opened the door to speculation about his future with his recent comments. The two-time MVP is extension-eligible, but no new deal is coming unless everyone is on the same page about competing for a championship. The Bucks re-signed Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez this summer to keep Milwaukee in contention, but their future is cloudy with an aging roster.
Antetokounmpo is one of the best players in the world right now. The unstoppable two-way force has led the Bucks to one championship and the best regular season record three times in the last five years. Milwaukee has been an annual contender, and the Greek Freak wants to stay there.
The Spurs should be recruiting him hard. They would instantly have an elite defense. Victor Wembanyama will quickly become one of the league’s best rim protectors and Antetokounmpo has made five All-Defensive teams in his decade in the NBA. Good luck scoring on that combo, and both are unstoppable offensive forces too. If Wemby proves to be a star, what better place to contend than playing next to the youngest premier talent in the game?
There will be no shortage of superstars available over the next year plus in the NBA. Can the San Antonio Spurs land one and instantly vault into title contention? They should begin the prep work now. Helping Victor Wembanyama blossom into a superstar is the key. With that, talent will want to come to San Antonio to chase a championship.