NBA Trade Rumors: Exploring a few potential colossal offers the New York Knicks should be willing to offer for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The tea leaves could be indicating that a Giannis Antetokounmpo trade could be on the horizon. If nothing else, with the comments that he’s made this summer, he hasn’t exactly closed the door on that idea. Watching the situation closely, the New York Knicks are keeping tabs on what’s happening in Milwaukee.
New York is an attractive market, has an intriguing supporting cast already in place, and the necessary assets that it would theoretically take to acquire Giannis in an all-out bidding war. If Giannis does find his way to the trade block before he ends up testing free agency in 2025, which would probably be the smart move from the Bucks if even there’s a 1 percent chance he’d leave, the Knicks would likely rank atop of the possible suitors.
Whether or not Giannis would want to play for the Knicks remains to be seen, but they would be one of the teams that could carve out the best possible trade offers.
If it does get to that point, the Knicks have the ability to create several different trade packages that would, in a vacuum, be intriguing to the Bucks. Let’s explore four colossal trade offers the Knicks should be ready and willing to make to Milwaukee in exchange for Giannis.
Trade offer No. 1: A draft pick-centric offer for Giannis Antetokounmpo
In this first offer, the Knicks would offer five future first-round picks (including two in 2024). They would also throw in young, emerging wing Quentin Grimes as a young player the Bucks can jump-start their rebuild with. Julius Randle and Evan Fournier would work as salary fillers in this deal.
Giannis and his brother, Thanasis, would get dealt to the Knicks in addition to Grayson Allen. This is more of a feeling-out deal and something that could get the conversation going. However, five future first-round picks and a quality young player are not a bad starting point in potential Giannis trade discussions.