RUMOR: Warriors May Consider Trading No. 1 Pick For Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Golden State Warriors might be done right now, but they are certainly not out of challenging for championships in the future.
For weeks now, there have been rumors regarding the Warriors interest in getting Giannis to the team, and if the Milwaukee Bucks fail to supply him with the neccessary talent, there is a strong belief that he will move on.
The Warriors would be waiting with open arms.
According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, if the Warriors finish the 2019-20 season as one of the worst teams and get the No. 1 pick in the next summer’s draft, they would use it to acquire Antetokounmpo from the Bucks.
“First of all, it’s highly unlikely that Milwaukee would make Giannis Antetokounmpo available in a trade. But if the Bucks did, they certainly would have a big asking price. The mega-trades that sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers and Paul George to the Clippers have set the standard quite high. If the Warriors got the No. 1 pick, they’d probably need to offer Milwaukee that selection, D’Angelo Russell, Draymond Green or Klay Thompson, and another young piece or two — think Eric Paschall and Kevon Looney — just for the Bucks to take them seriously.”
Giannis won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2021, so he would have to show major signs of not re-signing for the Bucks to even think about doing that.
The No. 1 pick, and possibly Draymond Green and Russell could sway the interest of the Bucks.
As crazy as it sounds, the Warriors have a strong chance of getting that pick with stars like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and D’Angelo Russell going down with injuries.
The team is currently 4-17 and have the worst record in the entire NBA.