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If the Bucks lose the Heat series, would you want Ainge to try and trade for Giannis?

Yes (do what ever it takes to get Giannis)
5 (8.1%)
Yes (but Tatum is off limits)
10 (16.1%)
Yes (but Tatum & Brown are off limits)
17 (27.4%)
No (try in free agency)
2 (3.2%)
No (stay the course with our core)
25 (40.3%)
No (Giannis won’t leave Milwaukee)
3 (4.8%)

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Author Topic: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?  (Read 3782 times)

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Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2020, 02:00:02 PM »

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Apparently the Bucks' ownership told Giannis they were "willing to spend" on a supporting cast.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29885281/sources-bucks-tell-giannis-antetokounmpo-spend-build-him

That's desperation talk for, "We will trade for an overpaid, washed up 'star' just so you can watch him go down with an injury and go into next playoffs with an even worse supporting cast. Then, in two years, between your mega-salary, Middleton's overpaid contract, and that washed up star, we won't have any money left to even offer a regular MLE. Good luck with that supporting cast!"

Makes more sense now as to why Giannis unfriended all of his Bucks teammates on instagram

Either Giannis is leaving or he has requested to management that certain players are expandable

Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2020, 02:05:40 PM »

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CP3 is the obvious target.  Would OKC take on Bledsoe’s relatively long contract?  Add Ilyasova and one of George / Brook, and that gets them almost there.
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Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2020, 02:08:08 PM »

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CP3 is the obvious target.  Would OKC take on Bledsoe’s relatively long contract?  Add Ilyasova and one of George / Brook, and that gets them almost there.

outside of saving some money, why would OKC do that trade?

Bucks would need to include several picks.  Or maybe Divicenzo ... Can't see how Bledsoe and Ilyasova does the trick

Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2020, 02:11:01 PM »

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Milwaukee is certainly in a tough spot. It's clear they aren't good enough as currently constructed but don't have any obvious means to improve the roster.

Eventually, I do think Giannis is going to see the writing on the wall. I don't know if the Bucks will be proactive and trade him or take their chances and possibly lose him for nothing. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2020, 02:19:47 PM »

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CP3 is the obvious target.  Would OKC take on Bledsoe’s relatively long contract?  Add Ilyasova and one of George / Brook, and that gets them almost there.

outside of saving some money, why would OKC do that trade?

Bucks would need to include several picks.  Or maybe Divicenzo ... Can't see how Bledsoe and Ilyasova does the trick

That’s just the money part.  I’m sure they would have to add some picks and/or pick swaps.
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Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2020, 02:30:54 PM »

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Milwaukee is certainly in a tough spot. It's clear they aren't good enough as currently constructed but don't have any obvious means to improve the roster.

Eventually, I do think Giannis is going to see the writing on the wall. I don't know if the Bucks will be proactive and trade him or take their chances and possibly lose him for nothing. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Its too much money for Giannis to lose

so he will sign the supermax.   Hope for a different/better cast next season.  Worst case ask for a trade the year after ....  join a contender and Bucks also get a good return


Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2020, 02:38:05 PM »

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Milwaukee is certainly in a tough spot. It's clear they aren't good enough as currently constructed but don't have any obvious means to improve the roster.

Eventually, I do think Giannis is going to see the writing on the wall. I don't know if the Bucks will be proactive and trade him or take their chances and possibly lose him for nothing. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Its too much money for Giannis to lose

so he will sign the supermax.   Hope for a different/better cast next season.  Worst case ask for a trade the year after ....  join a contender and Bucks also get a good return

That seems to be the play these days.  Sign for the big money and then request a trade midway through year two or three.

Re: If Bucks lose, do you chase The Greek Freak?
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2020, 12:01:03 AM »

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With the recent playoffs development,  I think the Riley (previous and current)  teams are sending a strong message and case of chasing him by showing their capability of getting to title contention which is a major attraction.

Better if he waits and watches team performances (including his team)  early  next season before signing an extension or requesting for a trade.