Bucks grade: B+
The concern for Milwaukee is that Antetokounmpo follows the trend of stars forcing their way out of town with two years or less on their contract.
Antetokoumpo has three years left on his five-year, $228.2 million contract, and has a $51.9 million player option after the 2024-25 season. But if Antetokoumpo is serious, the Hawks and every other team should be preparing their best offers for the Greek Freak.
Hunter has already been paid, starting a four-year, $90 million contract this season.
But he is a solid two-way player who is still young enough to get better. He also fits the style of new Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin who would get to coach his son in this scenario.
Bufkin was the No. 15 overall pick in this year’s draft and has been embraced since arriving. But he would give the Bucks an intriguing combo guard while Jalen Johnson offers an intriguing size-skill blend, albeit one that is still a bit raw. Lively gives the Bucks a veritable Brook Lopez protege and the draft assets speak for themselves.
Again, there is no hurry for Milwaukee to trade Antetokounmpo.
They have responded to his public pushes in the past so it’s most likely they do what it takes to keep him happy, though his recent run of knee issues could have them thinking otherwise.
That won’t stop the rest of the league from putting a bid in the moment word goes out.