Dream starting power forward for the Chicago Bulls: Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Age in 2028: 33
- Comparison: There is no comparison for the Greek Freak
Up to this point, I’ve been playing things relatively frugal with Chicago’s payroll. Both Lonzo and LaVine should be on more affordable deals five years from now than the ones they’re currently on, and Flagg will be an absolute steal on his rookie contract. Now, it’s time to break the bank and push all the chips in for the pursuit of a true championship-caliber superstar like the one and only Giannis Antetokounmpo.
As I previously mentioned in an article late last month, it seems the Bulls are keeping this potential opportunity very close in mind with their decisions made this summer. By signing Nikola Vucevic, Coby White, Jevon Carter, and Ayo Dosunmu each to three-year deals, the Bulls ensure they’ll remain relatively competitive as a potential destination for a player like Giannis, while still retaining enough flexibility to get off their money and build around the star.
Here’s what Antetokounmpo had to say in a Fox 32 Chicago interview from last year about potentially joining up with the Bulls.
"“It’s a team that won multiple championships, it’s a team that one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player to ever play this game played for. So it’s a no-brainer, everybody would love to play for Chicago. Down the line you never know, you never know how life brings it, maybe I play for Chicago, but right now I’m committed to Milwaukee.”"
If this core were to come together, Lonzo and LaVine would immediately fill the roles currently played by Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton on the Bucks. It’s a recipe that’s proven to have won before and it can certainly win again. By adding Flagg to the mix and still having plenty of remaining cap space left to fill out the roster, this hypothetical Bulls team would without a doubt be the most talented team Antetokounmpo has ever had the pleasure to play for.