Could Giannis Antetokounmpo join Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in San Fransisco? While the idea has been floating around the NBA universe of late, nothing of real substance has floated to the surface.
But, according to Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer, the scenario has a much better chance of becoming reality if Golden State’s top point guard is willing to recruit the reigning NBA MVP much like LeBron did with Anthony Davis.
“Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning two-time MVP, could be a free agent next season and there has been speculation about a move to Golden State in the past. This is where Steph needs to learn from LeBron. LeBron identified his next costar in Davis and pursued him until Davis demanded to play with him. Steph needs to do the same thing with Giannis. Steph may ultimately need to move on from Thompson or Green to make it happen. But that’s the price to pay at that level of the game.”
Obviously, Gianni’s future will be linked with how the Bucks perform next season. If they play well and prove to their star that they can be a place he can win multiple titles, the likelihood is that he’ll stay for good.
If, however, they continue to struggle to build a team that can compete at a high level in the postseason, Giannis might just look elsewhere to satisfy his goals.
Regardless, Golden State will be doing all they can to lure in the summer’s top free-agent, and they will be a highly attractive destination.
We’ll see how much Steph will be a part of the recruiting process, and how much of a difference it will make in the end.