Milwaukee Bucks: 7 Potential Trades Worth Considering

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Dec 29, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard

Cameron Payne

(22) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless (19) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

This may be the most drastic of any of the suggestions on the list, and for a whole host of reasons, that may render it to not be worth either team’s while.

The Bucks got a close-up look at Cameron Payne’s potential on Wednesday night in their defeat to Oklahoma City, and they saw a player who had just the sort of dynamic skill set, and perhaps most importantly, the ability to make things happen, that many have cried out for from a Bucks point guard.

Michael Carter-Williams has shown plenty of strong play over the last month or so, but the franchise’s confidence in him is ever-changing. If they still aren’t sold that he can’t be their man, or want to have a challenger in place, Payne would be an option worth exploring.

The Thunder likely wouldn’t be inclined to give him up easily, and there’s a good chance that draft picks would be needed to sweeten the deal. The best chance of avoiding that would be to offer up young talent as a direct exchange.

Ennis could offer the Thunder solid point guard minutes, while the mystery man that is Damien Inglis, would offer some more athleticism and energy over Steve Novak when it comes to backup wings. Inglis has yet to show himself capable of making an impact in Milwaukee, and with the Thunder having worked him out pre-draft (he injured his foot during that workout), maybe OKC might like him enough to be tempted to deal.

Chances of a deal happening would be slim to none, but due diligence from the Bucks couldn’t hurt anybody.

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