The 2022 NBA Trade Deadline is now officially less than a month away, and many have started to wonder what the Milwaukee Bucks may or may not be plotting.
They raised some eyebrows Monday night after The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson reported that the Bucks sent scouts to a matchup between the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sure, it could mean nothing, but it could also mean that the front office is doing their due diligence on potential trade targets around the league. There is no shortage of players that could help this Milwaukee team in their quest to repeat as champions, but one particularly stands out.
The Milwaukee Bucks could reignite their trade interest in Dennis Schröder
Although he is not on the Kings or Cavaliers, one target that has been a hot commodity among the fanbase is Dennis Schröder, currently a member of the Boston Celtics. Milwaukee’s interest in the guard has been on display for years, with ESPN’s Zach Lowe reporting that they discussed a deal for the guard in 2018 when he was a member of the Atlanta Hawks. During the 2020 offseason, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor detailed how the Bucks were engaged in deep negotiations with the OKC Thunder to acquire him before they traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Bucks are currently having some issues in the backcourt with backup point guard George Hill, who is having one of the least productive seasons of his career. Scouring the market for a backup to replace Hill would not be the worst idea for the Bucks, given how poorly their second unit has performed this season. Someone like Schröder could make a massive difference, and according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania (subscription required), rival execs believe the Boston Celtics will be willing to listen to trade offers for the guard. The Bucks should jump at the opportunity to call, especially due to their long-running interest in the guard.
With all that being said, let us take a look at three packages to help the champs acquire him.