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NBA Trade Rumors: 5 reasons why Giannis Antetokounmpo will be tempted to leave Milwaukee Bucks this offseason

Raunak J
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Modified 12 Sep 2020, 02:00 IST
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#3 Milwaukee Bucks may not improve as much as NBA trade rumors suggest this offseason

Chris Paul
Chris Paul

The Milwaukee Bucks will definitely look to make some adjustments this offseason to provide Giannis Antetokounmpo more help. Several NBA trade rumors suggest that Chris Paul is a prime target.

Acquiring the veteran will benefit the team in more ways than just his on-court performances but it may not be enough to lead them over the hump. For starters, CP3's big contract will put the Milwaukee Bucks under salary trouble so they may not be able to acquire more useful pieces in the offseason.

Unless the team on paper convinces him that the franchise could go all the way, Giannis Antetokounmpo could consider asking for a trade.

#4 Financial situation

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens
Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens

The most undeniable limitation is that at the end of the day, the Milwaukee Bucks are a small-market team. They're only the 19th most valued team in the NBA as per Forbes.

Maintaining the winning culture that Giannis Antetokounmpo has spoken of requires constant spending. And following the coronavirus outbreak, it's difficult to predetermine what the ownership's financial aspirations are.

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If they aren't willing to fork out the moolah regularly, does it make enough sense for Giannis Antetokounmpo to bide his team with the Milwaukee Bucks, let alone commit his future there?

#5 Chance for Giannis Antetokounmpo to grow his portfolio

Joining a big market team brings multiple advantages
Joining a big market team brings multiple advantages

Here's the thing about big markets, they offer opportunities outside of basketball as well. That's why franchises in such markets are traditionally the go-to choice for superstars in free agency.

When Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors, he also ended up making significant investments in Silicon Valley companies. His business decisions were definitely helped by him having local access. LeBron James' has his own production house SpringHill Entertainment which is expectedly based out of Los Angeles.

Although Giannis Antetokounmpo has enough time on his hands to think about a portfolio later, it's certainly an extra benefit of moving to a big-market team.

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Also read: NBA Trade Rumors - Kevin Garnett wants Brooklyn Nets to move for Zach LaVine or Bradley Beal


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Published 12 Sep 2020, 02:00 IST
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