Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons to pursue a Chris Paul trade

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Chris Paul and the Milwaukee Bucks have been linked for quite some time now, and here are three reasons the team should pursue him.

Following their second-round exit to the Miami Heat, the Milwaukee Bucks immediately shifted their focus to the offseason. In dire need to make some roster adjustments, one of the biggest names floating around has been Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul.

Paul had a fantastic season with OKC, averaging 17.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game. Despite having a 0.2 percent chance to make the playoffs in the preseason rankings, the guard led his team to a 5-seed in the Western Conference, undoubtedly turning heads across the league in the process.

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Now, it appears that the Thunder might be trending towards a rebuild, stockpiling a historic amount of draft capital over the next several years. Shortly after the season came to a close, the team and former head coach Billy Donovan agreed to mutually part ways because the direction of the organization moving forward was unclear, signaling change is imminent.

If they are indeed trending towards a rebuild, the 35-year-old Paul becomes the odd man out, and they might look to flip him to pile onto their ever-growing stash of assets. In the event that Paul is available for trade, there will be no shortage of suitors looking to land the 10-time All-Star, and the Milwaukee Bucks originally seemed to be the perfect fit.

However, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick and Eric Nehm ($$), it is highly unlikely the team pursues Paul, citing financial and personality meshing predicaments.

That revelation might be a headscratcher for some, especially with all of the whispers surrounding a CP3 to the Milwaukee Bucks deal. As the organization gears up for what might be the most crucial offseason in franchise history, here are three reasons the Bucks should change their mind about Chris Paul.