If Giannis Antetokounmpo truly wants to “chase greatness” as he said last week, what better organization to join than the five-time reigning Western Conference-champion Warriors?
If the Milwaukee Bucks once again come up short of a championship, Antetokounmpo might not be too keen on signing a five-year, “supermax” extension to remain in Milwaukee.
Golden State is in position to make a pretty difficult trade offer for the Bucks to turn down should Antetokounmpo refuse their highest bid, according to Bleacher Report’s Preston Ellis.
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Milwaukee Bucks receive: Andrew Wiggins, GSW 2020 first-round pick, MIN 2021 first-round pick (top-three-protected), GSW 2022 first-round pick
Golden State Warriors receive: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Wiggins’ contract likely wouldn’t be an ideal match with Giannis, so general manager Bob Myers would need to do some more salary-cap maneuvering to make all the numbers line up.
But three first-round picks, especially when two are lottery selections, would be tough to beat for most franchises also looking to pry the former MVP from Milwaukee. Plus, while Wiggins hasn't quite lived up to the hype that typically surrounds a No. 1 overall pick, he's averaged just under 20 points a game over six NBA seasons.
What better way for a franchise to start over than with three first-round talents and a versatile swingman who’s yet to see his 26th birthday?
To this point, the “Greek Freak” has given no indication that he intends to take his talents elsewhere. But if he does, this might be one of the better offers the Bucks will get for the All-Star.