Milwaukee Bucks: Trade value power rankings ahead of the deadline

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11. Tony Snell

Tony Snell falls under the category of good player, bad contract. Snell isn’t a bad player, in fact, he’s a very capable player with a skill-set in high demand. He’s just a little overpaid.

Snell signed a four-year, $46 million deal with Milwaukee in the summer of 2017, and he’s currently in the second year of that contract. In the next two seasons, Snell is owed $11 million and $12 million. (The final year is a player option that Snell will almost definitely exercise.)

The Bucks signed Snell in the hopes that he could become a three-and-D complement to Giannis, providing outside shooting and strong perimeter defense.

For the most part, that’s exactly what they’ve gotten from Snell. In the past two seasons with the Bucks, Snell has shot 40 percent from deep and is on pace to do so again this year.

However, this year Snell lost his starting spot to Malcolm Brogdon and is now playing only 17 minutes per game, as opposed to 27 per game last season.

Snell is still providing outside shooting and good defense, it’s just he’s not playing enough to warrant the money that’s owed to him

His contract isn’t an albatross and he’s good enough that if he were on the right team and playing enough, he could make it a worthy contract, but paying over $10 million for a bench player is a hefty price.

There are a number of teams that could use the services of Snell, but not many would be willing to trade an asset for him, and then also pay the remaining years on his contract.

If Snell were to be traded, it would likely be in the same vein as when Matthew Dellavedova and John Henson were traded, to get future money off the Bucks’ books.

Snell is more valuable than Henson or Delly were, so he likely wouldn’t need a first round pick to go with him to facilitate a trade, but he would likely need some kind of sweetener for another team to take him off Milwaukee’s hands. Perhaps a second rounder.