NBA agent explains move Bucks must make to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo

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.


NBA Analysis Network brings you up-to-date information, news, and analysis about the Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder, along with all 30 teams in the league. Make sure to give us a follow on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

New York Knicks Tyler Kolek Shines in Summer League Debut

In the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks made a move up the board. They had their sights set on

Team USA Has Concerning Kevin Durant Update

Team USA made one major change to their roster earlier this week before heading to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Could another change be on

Denver Nuggets Rookie Receives Brutal Injury Update

The 2024 NBA offseason has been a somewhat difficult one for the Denver Nuggets. For the second straight summer, a key part of their rotation