This Stunning Rumored Warriors-Bucks Trade for Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Actually Work

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo taking on the Golden State Warriors
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo taking on the Golden State Warriors / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks are all set up to dominate the Eastern Conference on the back of Giannis Antetokounmpo and his unique style of basketball. Well, they're set up to do that if the Greek Freak, a free agent after 2021, signs a long-term mega-deal to remain with the team.

Should he refuse, however, Bucks GM Jon Horst needs to consider flipping him to get something in return before he walks in free agency. The Golden State Warriors, who could pursue him hard in free agency, would make for an interesting trade partner.

The Warriors own four first-round picks over the next three years. Three of them, including their own 2020 first-rounder, a 2021 top-three protected pick they acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and their 2022 first-rounder, would need to go to the Bucks in this deal.

Andrew Wiggins is by no means a superstar, but he's an effortless scorer that is locked up long term and is starting to come into his prime. Adding Wiggins plus one of Golden State's talented young players in Jordan Poole or Eric Paschall might be enough for Milwaukee to part with Antetokounmpo if they can't work out a deal.

Keeping Giannis in Milwaukee for as long as he wants to be there has to be priority No. 1 for the Bucks this offseason. However, if the reigning MVP makes it clear that he just isn't going to stick around long-term, they might as well try to get some young talent in exchange for him. And there is a real path to makee that happen.