“The Heat Culture is Giannis:” Kendrick Perkins on Giannis Antetokounmpo Moving to Miami

January 8, 2020 2:01 am

Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins might have added fans in Miami almost two years after his retirement with his recent comments on Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Perkins said that the Greek Freak would be a “great fit” in the Miami Heat lineup and he, along with Jimmy Butler would be a great partnership.

“Giannis is a great fit [with the Heat],” Perkins said on ESPN’s show The Jump. “[He and Butler] complement each other very well. The Heat culture is Giannis. He would be phenomenal here.”

Being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis has since then played for the Bucks. He rose as one of the best players in the league. After leading his team to the Conference finals in the last season, the reigning MVP is looking a strong contender for a second consecutive MVP award.


After the next season, however, Giannis might be in different colours. In 2021, Giannis will hit free agency and might look for options elsewhere.

And when a player like Giannis looks for options, rest assured, he won’t be short of options.

Recently, reports suggested that Toronto Raptors are looking to save salary cap to bring Giannis into their lineup.

“I think for Toronto, they look at this season and then they look at the summer of 2021, when like a lot of teams, they want to be in the sweepstakes for Giannis Antetokounmpo,”  Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN had said in a podcast.

Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the Bucks again

In the 2019/20 NBA season so far, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been averaging just over 30 points per game, along with 12.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. He has led the Bucks to the best record in the league. After playing 38 games, Milwaukee sit on top of the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-6. They had an impressive 18-game winning streak in their course of the season so far.

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