For the past two months, Milwaukee Bucks’ star man Giannis Antetokounmpo has been the subject of a potential trade to the Golden State Warriors. Giannis has been the best performer in the NBA this season, having helped the Milwaukee Bucks secure early qualification for the playoffs before the suspension of the current season. As it stands, the Bucks are top of both the Eastern Conference and the Central Division with an incredible 53-12 win-loss record so far this season. For a player of his caliber, a move to the Golden State Warriors over the summer will help further his career and present a unique opportunity for him to play in a team that boasts of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on its roster. A potential move would also represent good business for the Golden State Warriors who do not possess a lot of quality players on their roster at the moment. A possible move could also be essential to the Golden State Warriors’ rebuilding project for next season following a lackluster season so far. Injuries to crucial players Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, coupled with the departures of several key players and lack of experience on the roster has immensely affected the performances of the 6-time NBA Champions so far. The dominant Golden State Warriors in recent years have now become one of the most inconsistent teams in the NBA so far this season. At the moment, the Golden State Warriors are 15th on the Western Conference table and 5th in the Pacific Division with a horrible 15-50 win-loss record. As a result, the Warriors will be missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-2012 NBA season even if they win their remaining games if the season resumes. If the Warriors want to get back to the top quickly and not suffer the same fate as some of the top sides in the NBA, they will have to do everything possible to get Giannis on board.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s stats so far this season
This season, Giannis has averaged 29.6 points per game, 13.7 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, and 3.7 turnovers per game in 57 appearances. In total, Giannis has recorded 1,690 points, 783 rebounds, 329 assists and 209 turnovers for the Bucks so far this season. He has been miles ahead of some of the top stars in the NBA so far this season. His hunger and determination to win at all cost make him the big star that he is at Milwaukee Bucks. His performances so far this season has seen once again on course to retain the MVP accolade he won last season.
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo open to leaving the Bucks?
There is no doubt that Giannis’ stock has risen in recent seasons. He has grown into a player who can walk into any team easily without any difficulty. However, it is uncertain if he is interested in moving away from the Bucks as he is yet to make it known if he wants to leave after close to seven years at the Bucks. However, the possibility of playing alongside Steph Curry and Klay Thompson might be too good for Giannis to resist. Aside from that, Golden State Warriors also have the financial muscle to offer him a big pay-day. A potential move would also be dependent on how the Bucks fare in the playoffs when the season resumes. If the Bucks manage to reach the playoffs final and win the NBA title for the first time, Giannis’ future could swing to the Bucks’ favor. A potential NBA title in for the Bucks in the playoffs this season could establish the team as an ambitious side and convince him to stay. For Giannis to earn recognition as one of the greatest players, he will have to win the NBA title very soon.
A stay at the Bucks will come as a massive blow if the Golden State Warriors fail to land their number one target this summer. However, he would be eligible for the free agency market next year. However, Golden State Warriors cannot afford to wait that long to get him since they might face challenges from other top sides in the race to get his signature.
What’s next for Giannis Antetokounmpo?
If the season resumes, Giannis and his Bucks side will be looking to finishing the season strongly and carry the excellent momentum into the playoffs. However, it won’t be a surprise if the Bucks limit his game time in the remaining games.
Limiting his game time could help him avoid any serious injury that could derail his chances of making an appearance in the playoffs to help his team clinch their first-ever NBA title. As such, the focus will be on how the Bucks fare in the playoffs since their performances could determine where Giannis plays next season.