Honestly, the opportunity cost for this trade is hardly about Tyler Ennis. He was a fine player and prospect, but the loss of Ennis is not the toughest part about this trade for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The real concern here is Beasley having a negative impact on Milwaukee’s locker room. He’s looked at as a player who can negatively affect young players around him due to the many off-court incidents he’s been involved with, which is worrying considering the Bucks future rests in a pair of young 20-somethings who are now teammates with Beasley.
The trade apparently was in the works before the Middleton injury, meaning Milwaukee was interested in beefing up their forward depth before losing their most reliable player. Now those efforts should be re-doubled–if Beasley is the only player added, it’ll be another long season for the Bucks.
If he works out well in Milwaukee, this trade could be nice for the Bucks going forward. If his Bucks tenure ends up like the others have tended to in Beasley’s NBA career, the trade could end up helping to ruin another NBA season in Milwaukee.