For the Miami Heat, it’s Giannis or the field and that’s the question

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives for the basket between Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Kendrick Nunn (25) (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives for the basket between Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Kendrick Nunn (25) (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The Miami Heat find themselves at an interesting place. With potential success on the other side of either route, which do they choose?

The Miami Heat are at a crossroads. It isn’t of the typical variety though.

With a certain set of consequences before them no matter which way they choose to go, it’s only positive for the Miami Heat. With their current team and the way that they are set up, it’s only a matter of when the pieces fall in place, not if.

Here’s the thing though. They could go the route of continuing to build with star to superstar pieces, to complement the rotational pieces they add along the way.

They could go this other route though. They could say “forget a star” and decide to add a megastar or a two-time MVP.

Of course, Giannis Antetokounmpo would have to agree to join the Miami Heat, which doesn’t seem like the hard part at this juncture but the Miami Heat must figure out which is best for them first. We know the reports seem to indicate that they are ready to go all-in on chasing Giannis at the end of next season, but is that finite?

The Miami Heat have a chance to land the Greek Freak, but should they wait it out?

We aren’t sure, but here are the things that must be considered. If they decide to choose the Giannis route, that means waiting another year until he becomes a free agent.

At that point, he then has the option to choose whether he wants to actually come or not. While there is a good chance that he would leave Milwaukee, just as good as there is of him staying according to everything we have heard, he still has to make that decision final.

Is it smarter for the Miami Heat to take another year of Jimmy Butler‘s contract and prime to wait for Giannis to potentially come or not… or should they continue to build around what’s already there with upper-tier players that aren’t quite Giannis?

I don’t have the answer. It’s truly a miraculous question and something that’s confounding me more and more every day.

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This team is close, but do they need a Giannis to go over the top? Also considering his salary, they won’t be able to do a ton outside of that move if they make it.

There are a ton of things to consider, but basically, it’s Giannis or the flexibility of the field? What will it be?