Milwaukee Bucks: 5 best trade assets

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1. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the five best players in the entire NBA and is a legitimate MVP candidate heading into the 2018-19 season. There are


countless reasons why he’s number one on this list and it’s not even close.

The first reason is his contract. Antetokounmpo signed a “team-friendly” deal and is set to make $24 million this year, $25.8 million next season and $27.5 million in 2020-21, the final year of his deal. After that, he’ll be just 25-years-old and set to become an unrestricted free agent.

That brings us to the second reason and that’s his age. Antetokounmpo is entering the fifth year of his career and is only 23-years-old. That means he’s still a couple of years away from hitting his prime. Something that keeps opposing teams up at night. Whoever would get him, would get at least six great seasons out of the Greek Freak and probably more like eight or nine.

Lastly, he’s truly one of the best players in the entire NBA. Even though he has yet to master that pesky outside shot, he can get to the basket at will and against any defender. He’s just starting to learn how to play the game and use his body to his advantage. He’s a true difference-maker and can single-handily carry his team on any given night. Let’s hope Milwaukee never has to trade him.