The Milwaukee Bucks will need to make the most of the NBA offseason with Giannis Antetokounmpo entering the final year of his contract. Could trading for Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder be a potential answer?
According to the NBA Staff at The Athletic, an anonymous NBA agent expressed that trading for Chris Paul is ‘exactly’ what the Milwaukee Bucks must do to try winning it all with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“They’re on the clock with Giannis. I think it would be they just have too much at stake. They have potential championships hanging in the balance if you lose this guy and I think he’s going to want to see some kind of improvement from them. I think Chris Paul, financially they’d have to figure it out, but he’s exactly what they need there.”
There is a clear need for the Bucks to add more playmaking and shot creation to their backcourt. Eric Bledsoe makes a lot of straight line drives and kickouts to open teammates, but he’s not quite the mastermind with the basketball that Paul has proven to be.
By pairing Paul with Giannis Antetokounmpo, the two-time MVP would experience a maximization of his play finishing abilities by having a precise passer to deliver him the basketball. He would also be able to lean on Paul to make tough shots in clutch situations in mid-range, too.
Khris Middleton and especially Brook Lopez would experience a real benefit from playing with Paul. His ability to methodically operate within the gaps of the defense will result in many wide-open catch-and-shoot jumpers and easy drives with the Bucks’ personnel.
Whatever the Milwaukee Bucks end up doing this offseason, it will need to be something they’re confident in when it comes to putting together a title run. They’ve come up short in recent years and Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to win it all. He could go elsewhere if his current team fails again.
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