After a second-round loss to the NBA finals bound Miami Heat and a failed NBA finals run for the second straight year, is not out of the question that Bucks might consider shopping Giannis before he becomes a free agent. The Bucks small market and continues losing must be frustrating for a player of Giannis’ caliber, as he won his second straight NBA MVP just weeks ago. Trade rumors have swirled around daily for star players, but Giannis is different, as he could be radily availbe for any team willing to pay the high price. He has been rumored to many places in FA, but for now, we will discuss 2 different trades for the Bucks to pursue that would benefit both teams. There are surely more options but these are 2 very realistic ones.

Trade 1: If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

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Bucks Trade Giannis Antetokounmpo

Heat Trade: Andre Iguodala, Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, KZ Okpala, Gabe Vincent, Chris Silva and a 2025 First Round Pick.

The Bucks do this because: Giannis will want out, and three ROTY candidates is an amazing package for one of the best players in the league. They also get a pick that could have some value down the line. 

The Heat do this because: They have been rumored to sign Giannis in free agency, but they can’t be sure. They pull the trigger on this trade to ensure that they can get the Greek Freak to be committed long term.

Trade 2: To the north!

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Bucks Trade Giannis Antetokounmpo

Raptors trade:  Norman Powell, Fred Vanvleet (sign and trade) O.G. Anunoby, Terence Davis and 2020, 2022 and 2024 first round picks

Bucks do this because: 3 late first rounders along with 4 young talented pieces is enough for them. There are no players here to build around, but if they can get one star who they think can lead a team, they will be one of the better teams come 2021.

Raptors do this because: They NEED Giannis. Depth gets you far in the playoffs but not to a title. If they don’t think Pascal Siakum can lead them to a title, they need to make this trade.

While I am not yet sold on any of these trades going through, I think they all make sense for both parties. If it was purely based on players, both teams would make these trades in a heartbeat. Are these the only two trades out of all the NBA trades I see fit? No, but they are by far the two most realistic options, as they are two of the teams most likely to pursue signing Giannis in the 2021 offseason. Trade rumors are everywhere for this star, and we could see a blockbuster at any second.

By Myst