Which Players Should Be On Giannis’ Wish List For 2020-2021 Bucks?
The news came out yesterday that Giannis Antetokounmpo and Marc Lasry had a three-hour meeting about the future of the Milwaukee Bucks. What most of us would give to be a fly on the wall for that conversation. Giannis is likely working with Lasry to build a team that can win a championship and also put Milwaukee in a spot to be successful for playoffs to come. Even though the Bucks have cheapened out on some things in the past, Lasry is committed to finding options for Antetokounmpo this offseason. Bucks’ general manager Jon Horst is already putting together a master plan for this offseason. These are players that could be traded for, not free agents. We’ll peek at free agents later this week.
Chris Paul – This is one that everyone is talking about and probably will talk about moving forward. If the Bucks do not land Paul, is it a failure? It all depends on what comes from it. If Bucks go another direction that is just as encouraging, it is not. Paul had a great year in 2019-2020, but the concerns remain that he is an old man. At some point, he is going to lose it entirely and regress hard. Bucks would have to feel confident that this isn’t happening to CP3 next season.
Helpful but does it win you a championship?
These are all coming from The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor’s column about Giannis. Rose is an interesting bench piece. He immediately becomes the leader of the second unit and a better scorer than George Hill. Mills would have familiarity with Bud’s system but seems like that’s just George Hill but Australian. Schroder is a no-go. Bud and he didn’t seem to get along in Atlanta. I can’t see them trying a part two.
Worth a phone call
Lots of people are interested in bringing Bogdon into the fold for Milwaukee. I’m not there yet. He is a good player, don’t get me wrong. But there is 0.0 playoff experience. We have seen time and again that this matters. If Bucks get Bogi, I would hope that they add him with some dogs who have been here before. The same goes for Dinwiddie. Who knows what the Brooklyn Nets are thinking about with their team as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant take over. Dinwiddie might be a guy that is expandable and Bucks could slide right in.
You wanna get nuts, let’s get nuts!
If Washington decides to trade Bradley Beal instead of running it back one more time with Beal and John Wall, the Bucks should call about Wall. As a buddy put it, what’s the difference between him and CP3? Wall isn’t as much of a leader and it is a great unknown how good he will be after his long layoff. But it’s an interesting thought for Milwaukee. McCollum always seems to get brought up in these types of things. I don’t know if the Bucks have the package to bring him in though honestly. Harden is fascinating. Could it work? Does Giannis even like him? If Houston blew it up with a new GM, maybe it is worth a phone call. But then again, Harden is a playoff nightmare. Why bring that to Milwaukee?