Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking the top 5 trade chips this offseason

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The Milwaukee Bucks face a pivotal offseason that will focus on improving their roster, but what trade chips do they have to upgrade their foundation?

There’s no question the Milwaukee Bucks face an uphill climb in trying to take the next step in terms of vying for an NBA championship.

Their still smoldering playoff defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals has called many things into question for the Bucks regarding their core and ability to contend for a title as it currently stands.

Of course, that’s especially pertinent when all eyes are focused on superstar and back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who stands a year out from free agency and will have a supermax extension available to him this offseason.

With a core locked in long-term and limited resources in free agency as well as draft assets, the Bucks are in quite the tricky spot when it comes to overhauling their roster or touching up their core.

That leaves trades as the only viable way for the Bucks to bring in an immediate contributor or contributors and maximize their current window of pushing for an NBA championship. Doing so is obviously much easier said than done and the aforementioned factors complicates putting together a desirable trade package for star names who are rumored to be on the move this winter.

There will be things that the Bucks will keep off the table and an Antetokounmpo trade is at the top of that list, which comes straight from the superstar’s mouth. With the unthinkable not in consideration, the Bucks’ front office will certainly have to exhaust any and all resources, assets and avenues to improve their roster to bounce back in the face of their Conference Semifinals trouncing.

So without further ado, let’s run through the Bucks’ five biggest trade chips that could net them an upgrade and/or revamped roster for the 2020-21 season.

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