The Golden State Warriors have been plotting to trade for Giannis Antetokunmpo but his brother, Alexis, is a more realistic opportunity.
You’re probably already growing tired of hearing the rumors of Giannis Antetokounmpo going to the Golden State Warriors. The likely two-time MVP will be a free agent next year but his brother, Alexis, might be a more realistic acquisition for the Dubs.
Alexis Antetokounmpo is set to skip college and play overseas to prepare for the 2021 NBA Draft. Though he failed to make ESPN’s top 100 prospect list, he is filled with potential and could become the fourth member of the Antetokounmpo family to reach the NBA.
The Warriors will have a chance to draft Alexis as they currently hold two first round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft. In addition to their own pick, they also have Minnesota’s first round pick via their trade for Andrew Wiggins.
It’s unclear where Antetokounmpo will fall in the draft but it certainly seems possible he will be available to the Warriors. But, aside from having the same last name as one of the best players in the league, is Alexis worth taking a chance on?
Though Kostas and Thannasis have both earned spots on NBA rosters, Giannis is the only member of his family to see success at the professional level. Why should we believe Alexis will be any better than his other two brothers?
Well, Alexis has the benefit of being only 17 years old and a sponge for development. He has a lanky 7’2″ wingspan and will likely grow taller than his current 6’5″ frame. His build alone makes him an interesting prospect.
Much like his older brother, Alex is an elite athlete. He could easily become a big impact defender and rebounder a the NBA level. If his offensive game becomes more polished he will be a serious two-way threat.
The Warriors might not be able to acquire Giannis but they could still add a high-potential player in Alex.