Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to be the most coveted superstar in the 2021 NBA free agency. The Bucks may be planning to offer him a massive contract extension after the 2019-20 NBA season but with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic to the salary cap, Antetokounmpo could pass on inking a new deal and seek a better payday in the 2021 NBA offseason. Once Antetokounmpo officially becomes an unrestricted free agent, plenty of NBA teams would likely express a strong interest in stealing him from the Bucks, including the Denver Nuggets.
Evan Siegel of Fansided’s Nugg Love believes that the Nuggets could be a “sleeper contender” for Antetokounmpo in the 2021 NBA free agency. Though they are not considered as a favorite landing spot, Siegel thinks that the presence of talented players like Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray could be enough for Antetokounmpo to consider the Nuggets as his next destination in the summer of 2021.