Milwaukee Bucks: 3 observations following the trade deadline

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Venturing into buyout market

Just because the intrigue from the trade deadline has now passed doesn’t mean the Bucks may end up staying pat with their roster as their championship pursuit nears.

The buyout market has become an increasingly en vogue avenue for title contenders to pick up veteran contributors that are bought out to seek out their championship ambitions in new homes, whether they’re moved at the deadline or end up staying put on lottery-bound teams.

And while it’s debatable that the buyout market that surfaces following the deadline is the panacea that many envision it to be, it doesn’t preclude the Bucks from making a move to potentially shore up their depth, just as they attempted to do last year with veteran big man, Pau Gasol.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski talked earlier in the week that if the Bucks were to do anything, it would be through the buyout market and Wojnarowski reiterated that on the most recent edition of Woj & Lowe, which was filmed before Thursday’s deadline:

"“This is a team, right now, they could be the team in a buyout market, where there’s a specialist out there after the trade deadline that could fill a specific need for them.”"

That eventually came to pass late Friday night as the Bucks are reportedly on the verge of adding veteran forward Marvin Williams once he completes his buyout from the Charlotte Hornets, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

With Williams carrying a skill set that is tailor-made for a plug-and-play role with the Bucks, it’s no wonder Milwaukee leapt at the chance to bring in the veteran forward ahead of their playoff push.

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Whether Williams will end up playing a regular role behind Antetokounmpo, and potentially as a small ball center remains to be seen, but we’ll soon see it all unfold, as the Bucks’ playoff run comes around.