Bonta Hill: Why Giannis to Warriors isn't just a pipe dream


Dub Nation can dream, right?

Milwaukee Bucks megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo is lighting up the Warriors fan base with his latest social media Q&A, as he smiled when asked about possibly joining Golden State.

It would take a blockbuster trade, but Bonta Hill of 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast” explained why he thinks Giannis-to-Golden State is a possibility.

“I dunno if it’s gonna happen,” Bonta said. “I know it was a big deal three years ago. I thought it was an absolute pipe dream. I no longer think that. Now, do I think the Warriors are getting Giannis? No. But I don’t think it’s a pipe dream. I don’t think it’s that far-fetched.”

Giannis’ Bucks were the East’s top seed in the regular season but got bounced in a shocking first-round series loss to the Miami Heat. Bonta thinks the timing could be right for the 28-year-old Giannis to jump ship, considering the team fired coach Mike Budenholzer after the early exit.

A Warriors trade package centered around Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody could work for Giannis financially.

“Is there a window of possibility? Absolutely,” Bonta said. “Do the Warriors have the assets? Absolutely.”

“So keep those windows unlocked?” co-host Joe Shasky asked.

“They are unlocked,” Bonta responded. “They’re wide open. And they’re wide open because Mike Budenholzer is no longer the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. They don’t have a coach right now. They have a new owner, Jimmy Haslam, who doesn’t have the best reputation in the NFL running the Cleveland Browns. Their core is a lot older.

“Not only that, Khris Middleton looked like a shell of himself last year. Jrue Holiday is getting a little older – can he be your No. 2? Brook Lopez up there in the age. Joe Ingles? Pat Connaughton? Feels like their championship window may be sealed shut in Milwaukee? Are they really better than Boston?”

Back in 2020, Bonta even brought up the subject to Giannis in the locker room, as he was about to enter free agency before locking up a five-year super max contract.

Even then, Giannis smiled at the idea of Warriors fans in his No. 34 jersey. Hey, it could happen, right?

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