2. Raptors start winning, Bucks start losing
The Raptors are viewed by many as a team that is on the fringe of the postseason picture, while the Bucks could be considered the favorites to win the Eastern Conference. If this remains the status quo for the next two seasons, Giannis will not leave for Toronto.
While Milwaukee’s demise could be brought on by an aging roster and a failure to add complementary stars to extend the contending window, Toronto’s winning could come quicker than most expected if Scottie Barnes is the elite two-way talent that many expect he will be and Pascal Siakam continues to dominate.
Can the Toronto Raptors interest Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Toronto was 41-41 last year despite the overwhelmingly negative vibes, and that was a year in which Murphy’s Law had an absolute field day ruining the Raptors’ fortune. Winning under Darko Rajakovic in the next two years should by no means be ruled out as a possibility.
While Giannis is obviously going to take money into consideration, all of his quotes make it seem like he is going to prioritize joining a winning team with a good culture above all else. The Raptors need to show off and prove they are a good place to play to get Antetokounmpo interested.