Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker are Off-Limits in Trade Talks

by February 22, 2016

The Milwaukee Bucks stood pat at last week’s relatively-quiet NBA’s trade deadline, and according to head coach Jason Kidd, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker are untouchable.

There were rumors swirling to be sure, including one that mentioned Dwight Howard.

Kidd, however, says the team’s young stars aren’t going anywhere.

Per the Journal Sentinel:

“Those guys are vault guys,” Kidd said. “They’re in the vault. You don’t start a conversation with Jabari or Giannis.


“There’s no conversation to be had, right. So word gets around that those guys are untradeable.”


Howard has an option worth $23 million next season but he and his agent have indicated they plan to file for free agency. So any team acquiring him would have been looking at a short-term rental while giving up huge assets. The Rockets reportedly wanted a front-line player and a first-round draft pick in exchange for Howard. […] “I think all 29 teams would listen if a name like that came up,” Kidd said.