Option 2: Trade Market
This option makes the most sense for Myers and company. The Warriors have a rare combination of top picks and interesting pieces (such as Eric Paschall and Wiggins). Theoretically, they have the resources available to assemble a reasonable offer.
However, while this type of move is ideal for the Warriors, there is very little chance Milwaukee would have any interest. In fact, the team has even been fined for being outspoken about retaining their star by any means necessary.
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The Bucks also have the best odds of winning a championship this season. It would be foolish for them to part with their franchise player and title aspirations.
Golden State’s only real chance at a union with the reigning league MVP is through the waiting game. While this should give the Warriors a seat at the table, there will be a number of obstacles standing in their way.
Antetokounmpo could choose to stay with the Bucks and sign a super-max extension in the summer of 2021. If he does entertain the possibility of leaving, powerhouse teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat have also reportedly shown serious interest.
The Warriors will have to pull off another Durant-like miracle in order to sway the star to become the new basketball cornerstone in the Bay Area.
However, the franchise has the best thing possible at this point in the proceedings — a legitimate reason to hope.