The Milwaukee Bucks are in a win-now situation due to the rumors surrounding their cornerstone player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the last few years, Giannis and the Bucks have been phenomenal in the regular season, but come playoff time, they have struggled.
As a result, the Bucks have taken an aggressive approach in this free agency. They gave up a bunch of picks to acquire All-Star guard Jrue Holiday in hopes to bolster their team. Moreover, the Bucks were close to signing sharpshooter Bogdan Bogdanovic, but the deal fell apart.
Now, the Bucks might have to target another good supporting player to convince the Greek Freak to stay.
Even before the free agency began, Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo was pretty unsettled about how things were going with the franchise. He wants to play for a title contender, and the Pacers are probably a few places away from being that. However, according to recent rumors, Oladipo is ready to run it back with the team. But one can never put away the chances of him being traded away, as he will be an unrestricted free agent next year. It could mean that the Pacers won’t get any value in return for him.
Oladipo has battled with injuries in the last two seasons, but prior to that, he had a career year, making his first All-Star appearance and averaging 23.1 points per game, and leading the league in steals.
Rose is no longer the superstar he was during his Bulls’ day, but he can still produce solid numbers. Rose’s ability to facilitate and score will definitely bolster the Bucks’ roster and might even convince Giannis to sign a huge extension.
In the last season, Derrick Rose produced 18.1 points per game while shooting nearly 50% from the field. He can play the role of a perfect sixth-man for the Bucks, but it would take some convincing from the Bucks for the Pistons to trade him away.
Lou Williams is arguably one of the greatest bench players of the modern era. For his efforts, he holds the record for bagging in the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award for a record three times. Moreover, recently some rumors have emerged that the Clippers want to trade the 34-year-old.
If the Bucks can swoop in and get in, it will drastically improve their bench and will add some veteran leadership to their team as well.
Do you think that the Milwaukee Bucks will be able to convince Giannis to stay?
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