Milwaukee Bucks: Better trade target, Nemanja Bjelica or P.J. Tucker?

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The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly interested in trading for a pair of forwards before the March 25 trade deadline.

The first target is P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets, who has been on Milwaukee’s radar dating back to the offseason. Reports continue to surface regarding the Bucks’ interest in the veteran swingman as he stands among the hottest trade pieces currently on the market.

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Tucker and the Rockets have been at a stalemate for months in his search for a new contract, but it appears all but certain he will soon be traded elsewhere. Milwaukee would certainly be an interesting destination for him, but he is not the only frontcourt addition the team is eyeing.

Thanks to a reporting from The Athletic’s Shams Charania ($$) Thursday morning, it was revealed that not only are the Bucks still pursuing Tucker, but they are also looking at Nemanja Bjelica.

The 32-year-old forward had largely been cast out of the Sacramento Kings’ rotation only until very recently, and he is also garnering interest on the market from opposing contenders.

The Milwaukee Bucks are looking at Nemanja Bjelica and P.J. Tucker, but which is the better fit?

Financially, both Tucker and Bjelica pose some difficultly in trying to acquire for Milwaukee. Both are in the final year of their current deals, with Tucker making $7.96 million, and Bjelica making $7.15 million. If the Bucks were to make a deal for either of these two, it is likely not going to come down to the price on which one it is.

Instead, this will be a decision that comes down to which player is the better fit and what they bring to the table for this team. With that being said, here is a case for both Tucker and Bjelica along with a final verdict on which would be the better fit before the trade deadline.