The Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo are heading into the 2023-24 season with Championship expectations. The Bucks were able to bring back Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez this off-season to keep their core together. As a reminder, the Bucks have never lost a playoff series when Holiday, Middleton, and Antetokounmpo are all healthy. Even with that being said, Giannis is still being named in massive trade scenarios. This time with the Golden State Warriors.
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Named In Massive Trade With The Golden State Warriors
Lee Tran of Fadeaway World proposed the following trade idea between the Warriors and Bucks:
Golden State Warriors Receive:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks Receive:
- Andrew Wiggins
- Jonathan Kuminga
- Moses Moody
- Trayce Jackson-Davis
- Gary Payton II
- 2027 First-Round Pick (GSW)
- 2024 First-Round Pick Swap (Favoring MIL)
“There is no doubt that Giannis Antetokounmpo would be a great addition to the Golden State Warriors,” Tran wrote in his latest NBA trade column. “He averaged 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game. Antetokounmpo is a dominant paint presence, and he would add more rim pressure to the team. On top of that, he would elevate the team’s defense to the next level. There is practically no downside to adding Giannis Antetokounmpo to the team, and if the Warriors are able to get him, they should exhaust every opportunity to do so.”
Antetokounmpo will become eligible for a contract extension with the Bucks in September. The NBA legend signed a five-year, $228.2 million designated maximum contract extension with the Bucks in December 2020. The future Hall of Famer will make $45.6 million next season.
The Milwaukee Bucks Will Never Trade Giannis
After the Aaron Rodgers trade, there is arguably not a single most important professional athlete in the state of Wisconsin than Giannis. The Bucks have built a team that can win around him and will never let him go. In the aftermath of winning the 2021 NBA title, Giannis somewhat famously addressed his decision to accept the extension in Milwaukee and didn’t simply want to join a “super team.”
“It’s easy to go somewhere and go win a championship with somebody else,” he said. “It’s easy. I could go to a super team and just do my part and win a championship. But this is the hard way to do it and this is the way to do it and we did it. (Expletive) did it. We did it, man.”
Middleton signed a three year extension and Lopez signed a two year extension. The core of this team will be in town for the foreseeable future. As long as Giannis is in town, there is a championship mindset every single year.
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