The Bucks aren’t worried about teams pursuing Giannis Antetokounmpo, and as a potential frontrunner, Warriors must doing they can to attract the star.
With the NBA still currently suspended due to coronavirus, many have started fantasizing what reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo would look like on other teams. The Golden State Warriors, a team with assets that could intrigue Milwaukee, were obviously one of them.
The Warriors have still officially been to five straight NBA Finals. While their 15-50 record this season, not even being invited to the Orlando restart which kicks off July 30, may say otherwise, the team will be primed and ready for another postseason run in 2021.
As for any potential addition, Giannis’ name gets brought up quite a bit. With all the players staying down in Orlando for the time being, the talk of teaming up will certainly come up at some point. Is the Bucks’ GM worried?
According to ESPN’s Eric Woodyard, Joe Horst isn’t worried at all about Giannis’ being recruited.
“Zero. We can only control what we can control. If it’s considered tampering or recruiting or whatever it is, in our league people talk, people are connected, people have relationships,” Jon Horst said to Woodyard.
Horst is speaking the truth as well. The Bucks can only control so much as just about every other team will want a shot at bringing in the young superstar. Giannis, who isn’t a free agent until 2021, has also been considered a trade target, although no actual rumors have surfaced.
That said, let’s dive into three reasons why they should’ve been overly concerned about the Warriors pursuit Giannis Antetokounmpo.