ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne claims Warriors are a ‘big threat’ for Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
“The one team lurking out there — I don’t know how this would happen — but the Warriors have always been the big threat to go after Giannis,” ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne said Monday on “The Jump.”
It may seem like a bit of a stretch, but consider the fact that Giannis already shares an agency with Stephen Curry and an agent with his brother, Seth.
“It would be a difficult construction to make happen, but that is the one looming threat,” Shelbourne said. “It comes down to what kind of guy is Giannis. What does he want his legacy to be? Is he the kind of guy who stays with one team his entire career and tries to bring a championship to Milwaukee or does he pull a Kevin Durant and go join a group of super friends?”
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Antetokounmpo is coming off of a fantastic season — one in which he earned MVP honors. The Greek Freak made 72 appearances with the Bucks (all starts), racking up averages of 27.7 points on 57.8 percent shooting from the field (25.6 percent from beyond the arc), 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals in 32.8 minutes per outing.
If the Warriors are truly interested in acquiring Giannis, the team will likely have to give up quite a bit of assets in return. Would the team’s core stay in tact? Who (or what) might they be willing to offer? These are some of the questions fans would have, but they’ll go unanswered — for now.