The Milwaukee Bucks have been relatively quiet in trade rumors this season, but that might change as this season’s trade deadline approaches.
A familiar trade target has been linked to the Bucks once again, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on an episode of NBA Countdown that the Bucks are interested in pursuing a trade for veteran swingman P.J. Tucker. The forward’s name has been swirling in trade rumors far and wide for months, and a slew of contenders are reportedly gearing up to make a run at him:
“There’s a lot of interest among contenders in (P.J.) Tucker, who is in the last year of his deal. The Miami Heat, who the Lakers play tonight, Milwaukee, Brooklyn and several others.”
Tucker has expressed displeasure with the Houston Rockets for months now regarding his contract situation, currently seeking an extension. Without a new deal in sight, it seems that the organization is fully prepared to move on from him.
Of course, reshaping their roster by shipping out Russell Westbrook, Robert Covington, and James Harden over the past few months certainly helps make that an easier decision for Houston’s front office. The team is shifting towards a more youth-driven movement, and moving on from the 35-year-old seems to be in their immediate plans.
The Bucks reportedly made a run at Tucker this past offseason to no avail, so their interest all these months later should not come as much of a surprise. Tucker could be a solid pickup for Milwaukee, but much like all trade targets, pursuing a trade for Tucker comes with its share of risks and rewards.
With that being said, here are the pros and cons of the Bucks making a move for P.J. Tucker ahead of the March 25 deadline.