Warriors: 2 ways the team could land Giannis Antetokounmpo

Warriors, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Warriors, Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Option 1: Free Agency

By far the team’s best chance is to wait for the Greek Freak’s free agency period in the summer of 2021. Golden State has an allure and a proven history of signing three star players under the league’s current salary cap roles. However, this method does pose a few issues.

First of all, there have been no indications that Giannis is interested in leaving the Milwaukee Bucks.

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In fact, he has been vocal about his commitment to remain with the franchise who drafted him. To their credit, the Bucks have also done a good job of building a perennial contender around their star.

If Warriors fans seriously hope to have a chance Antetokounmpo, they should be rooting for a falling out between the star and his current team.

Additionally, signing Giannis would create a timeline dilemma for Golden State. While the thought of Antetokounmpo playing alongside prime Curry and Klay is enticing, the reality is that, in this scenario, a union between the two wouldn’t take place for another two years.

This would leave Curry at 33 years old and Thompson and Green at 31. This is not a major issue. And the super team would be more than capable of dominating the league.

However, the window would likely be short.

Note: The chance for a sign-and-trade deal also exists within this option.