Updated 2022 NBA trade deadline target list for Milwaukee Bucks

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Updated Milwaukee Bucks’ trade deadline targets – Dorian Finney-Smith

In their pursuit to add more depth to the frontcourt, one of the best targets the Bucks may come across is Dorian Finney-Smith of the Dallas Mavericks.

The five-year NBA veteran is currently having his best season to date by averaging 10.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. Offensively, this is his first season averaging double figures, and he has done so thanks to some great shooting, particularly from 3-point range. Finney-Smith is currently knocking down 37.7 percent of his triples on 5.1 attempts per game, the most in his career. While he could be interesting offensively for Milwaukee, his defense is what the Bucks should be chasing. At 6-foot-7, the forward can defend multiple positions, which, just like Batum, is something this team needs as they look to fill the void left behind by P.J. Tucker.

Finney-Smith checks all the boxes for the Bucks, but acquiring him is where things may become challenging for general manager Jon Horst. The 28-year-old is making an expiring $4 million this season, an incredible value for his production. Although he has earned himself a hefty raise, the Mavericks may see him as a piece worth keeping beyond this season rather than dealing him to another team to avoid paying him. That is just speculation, but if Finney-Smith does become an available trade target, multiple teams will call the Mavericks, and the Bucks should be among the bunch making a strong push.