RUMOR: Warriors plan to build a trade for Giannis Antetokounmpo
According to a recent report from Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, some around the NBA believe that the Warriors acquired a first-round draft pick in the Andrew Wiggins trade for one reason — to possibly acquire Antetokounmpo.
“Some around the league believe the Golden State Warriors acquired a first-round pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Andrew Wiggins, with the notion of a potential future trade with the Bucks.”
Prior to the trade deadline, the Warriors acquired a 2021 first-round pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves. In case you’re wondering, the reigning MVP is due to become a free agent during the 2021 offseason.
As it currently stands, the Warriors have the worst record in the NBA. But that is largely due to the injuries of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. If Golden State can manage to sign Antetokounmpo, they could form a new super trio featuring the “Greek Freak.”
It’s worth mentioning in that same article by Pincus, it’s about the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring Antetokounmpo. The Lakers already have Giannis’ brother, Kostas, on the roster. If the Lakers could entice their other brother, Thanasis, to join the team, then the allure becomes that much greater for Giannis to join Los Angeles.
We’ll see how things shake out during the 2021 offseason, but it appears as if two California teams will be aiming to acquire the 25-year-old phenom, who would certainly make a huge impact for either franchise.