Milwaukee Bucks: 5 trade targets to bolster roster before deadline

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J.J. Redick

This season just hasn’t panned out how the New Orleans Pelicans envisioned it. Finding themselves at 14th place in the Western Conference, if the Pelicans begin seeking draft compensation for tradable players, Milwaukee should look at J.J. Redick.

Redick, a former member of the Milwaukee Bucks, has been stellar on the offensive end for this young team. Averaging 15.7 points on an astounding 46.4 percent from three-point range, the 35-year-old would instantly have an impact on this top-heavy roster.

The most significant question mark for this Milwaukee team offensively is the shooting guard position. Starter Wesley Matthews is averaging a career-low in points, Donte DiVincenzo has been hit or miss offensively, and Pat Connaughton’s minutes remain in flux. Bringing in a solidified sharpshooter such as Redick would make this team an even stronger threat offensively.

The veteran’s contract does not come cheap, however, as he is set to make a combined $26.5 million over the next two seasons. Regardless, the Bucks reportedly are willing to go over the luxury tax if the acquisition is worth it. Though it is unclear what it would take to essentially acquire Redick, that Indiana draft pick would need to be a key piece.