Milwaukee Bucks: Checking in on previously rumored trade targets

Dec 22, 2019; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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Trade season is right around the corner in the NBA, and one of the looming questions is whether the Milwaukee Bucks will actively be seeking upgrades.

A few days ago, the answer likely would have been no, given how much the team already shook up the roster in the offseason. The Bucks went all-in to shake things up in free agency, and thus far, the expenses have been worth it. After some early issues, this team has progressed with each passing game, getting more comfortable with one another on the floor together.

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Still, despite the fact that the Bucks are currently second in the Eastern Conference with a 16-9 record, they might not be content with sticking it out with their reshaped roster just yet.

This speculation comes from reports that the Bucks had trade interest in veteran guard Derrick Rose last week before he was traded to the New York Knicks.

This news certainly took many by surprise, and their rumored interest in Rose could signal that they are working behind the scenes to seek roster upgrades ahead of the March 25th trade deadline. Aside from Rose, there have been no outright reports about potential targets they will pursue imminently. However, there is certainly a list of candidates still potential on the market stemming from offseason reports.

If the Bucks are indeed doing their due diligence around the league, it would make sense for it to be players they have been previously linked to. With that being said, here are the current situations for several players formerly mentioned as trade targets for the Milwaukee Bucks.