3 trade targets to bolster the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt before deadline

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dallas Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith
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Trade targets for Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt – Dorian Finney-Smith

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer is known for his creativity with lineups, and one player that would bring versatility to the table is Dorian Finney-Smith. The 6-foot-7 Finney-Smith can play either forward position at a high level and could provide solid two-way play off the bench.

The fifth-year veteran is having a career year with the Dallas Mavericks this season by averaging 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals per contest. Finney-Smith has been solid in all aspects this season, but his 3-point shooting has turned some heads as he is currently hitting 38 percent of his triples on a career-high 5.1 attempts per game. In addition to his defense, great shooting like that would make Finney-Smith an easy fit with the Bucks on both ends.

Given the forward’s strong play this season, some have questioned if the Mavericks would even consider trading him. After all, Finney-Smith has one of the best value deals in the NBA as he is making a mere $4 million this season. However, as noted by HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, there is significant interest in Finney-Smith from opposing teams, and rival execs believe this could be an “opportunity to pounce” before he hits free agency this offseason. If so, the Bucks should have an interest in pursuing his services, as he would be a seamless fit off the bench.