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Heat Reportedly Preserving Max Cap Space to Make Run at Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 27:  Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Fiserv Forum on November 27, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo arguably being the frontrunner for MVP right now, that's not the main topic of discussion surrounding him.

The NBA world is instead focusing on the summer of 2021, when Giannis could potentially be a free agent as multiple teams feel like they have a chance to sign the Bucks superstar, including the Miami Heat.

Pat Riley is reportedly getting rid of some of the max contracts Miami has to not only make room for Giannis, but numerous other 2021 free agents who are on their radar as well.

A LeBron return to South Beach? That seems very unlikely as 'The King' will be 36 at that point. However, the possibility of Giannis joining Jimmy Butler seems much more realistic.

If the Bucks can't win a championship within the next two years and fail to sign other big names to help Giannis, the Greek Freak may have his sights set elsewhere for the next chapter in his career.

Why not Miami?