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Steph Curry may be openly recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo to join the Golden State Warriors in free agency, but Bucks ownership isn’t overly concerned.
“I don’t think we need to [talk to him],” model Mallory Edens, daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens, told TMZ Sports at the California Strong Celebrity Softball Game “He’s loyal.”
Asked by TMZ if she was worried about losing Giannis to the Warriors, Edens replied, “Life is good in Milwaukee right now. They’re winning. I think everyone’s happy.”
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The Bucks are indeed winning. After Tuesday’s 128-102 rout of the Knicks in which Giannis went for 37 points and nine rebounds, Milwaukee (36-6) had won four straight and still own the NBA’s best record.
Giannis is averaging 30.0 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists on the season, and it’s little wonder Curry might want him to join the Warriors in free agency in 2021.
“Let’s do this, come on man,” Curry appears to have told Giannis after their game on Jan. 8.
For now, the Bucks are a huge favorite to make the NBA Finals out of the East.
The Bucks (+101) are miles ahead of the second-favorite in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers, who are +370 to win the conference. Yet, even though Milwaukee is basically being penciled into the NBA Finals, they still trail LeBron James and the Lakers in the 2020 Championship odds.
LeBron’s Lakers are +258 to win it all, a step ahead of Milwaukee at +322. The Clippers are third at +342. All that in mind, these division and championship odds are subject to change, with easily accessible real-time basketball odds and betting lines for upcoming games listed at sportsbettingdime.com