Milwaukee Bucks: 7 Potential Trades Worth Considering

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Dec 16, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward

Giannis Antetokounmpo

(34) and Los Angeles Clippers forward

Lance Stephenson

(1) battle for the ball during an NBA basketball game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This is a deal that would represent very little risk for Milwaukee. There’s a school of thought that might show concerns over Stephenson’s attitude or potential influence on a young Milwaukee locker room, but with the way the season has played out it grows harder to justify that.

The Clippers have been rumored to be actively shopping Stephenson, and as much as anything else would likely just feel happy to get his $9 million salary off of their salary bill.

Stephenson has had a terrible couple of seasons, but that doesn’t mean he can’t turn back to what he once was if he can find the right team. Rajon Rondo in Sacramento is the perfect example of that.

In Indiana, Stephenson showed himself to be an excellent playmaker who could lockdown defensively and shoot the long ball. The Bucks could certainly use some of that in their second unit, and depending on the matchup, maybe even in their starting five. With only next year guaranteed

The Clippers are pretty short on front court depth with Blake Griffin set to miss some time at power forward, and with Cole Aldrich the only true center on the roster behind DeAndre Jordan. Miles Plumlee could certainly offer reliable input in that department.

If Vasquez comes back from injury this season, he’d offer a nice backup to Chris Paul that most importantly isn’t Austin Rivers. Even if he doesn’t return, if LA has no faith in Stephenson turning things around, Plumlee and Vasquez’s expiring contracts offer them a quick way out of $9 million.

If the Clippers are feeling generous, they can even throw in a first round pick for the Bucks to take a player off their hands, I suppose.

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