Dark Faze wrote:This is a little wild, but I wonder if Giannis might be prime for a seduction rental ala OKC/Toronto with PG and Kawhi. The Bucks situation is atrocious and there's nearly no way to salvage it. They have no depth and no picks. Chances of keeping Giannis at this point seem terrible and they really can't afford to play this thing out until the last minute because losing him for nothing would be a disaster.
In such a scenario something like Hachimura, Thomas Bryant + salary filler and a 2021 first might beat other rental offers which tend to be rather sparse historically. Meanwhile we still have the bird rights to Bertans:
Bonga / Brown Jr
Bertans / Deni
If Giannis walks--welp, era is over, but your future is not significantly handicapped. Begin the teardown and trade Beal for picks and young players to replenish what was lost.
I'm certain other teams with a better shot at retaining him in 2021 would offer more.