Trade No. 1 to help the Milwaukee Bucks acquire Dennis Schröder
Given that Schröder is on the books for $5.8 million this season, the Bucks, or any other team for that matter, do not have to break the bank in any hypothetical package. The Bucks could piece together an interesting offer that includes Hill ($4 million) and Jordan Nwora ($1.5 million) while adding a second round pick as a sweetener.
While Hill is a serviceable backup point guard and a second round pick could be enticing, the best asset in this deal for Boston is Nwora. The second year sophomore has shown potential since he was drafted by the Bucks, displaying an elite scoring prowess at times. With Milwaukee playing severely undermanned lately, Nwora has seen more playing time, and he has turned some heads by averaging 15.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 31.5 minutes per game over his last 10 appearances.
Despite his strong play lately, Nwora will not be in the regular rotation when the Bucks are back to full strength. Rather than keeping him glued to the sidelines, they would be wise to test his trade interest around the league. Due to his age, contract, and potential, he is arguably the Bucks’ most desirable trade asset, and teams like Boston could view him as someone that could develop into a promising piece moving forward.
Some Bucks fans may be reluctant to part ways with Nwora due to that untapped potential, but if it means immediately improving the second unit with a former Sixth Man of the Year candidate, it would perhaps change their minds.