Pros and cons of the Milwaukee Bucks trading Jordan Nwora

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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Pro: Trading Jordan Nwora would bring back a player that could help the Milwaukee Bucks repeat this season

If you’re of the mindset that Nwora won’t ever become a solid role player for the Bucks, then this is the reason you’d want to move him.

Although Nwora is averaging nearly 21 minutes a night this season, his playing time has been sporadic when the Bucks are at nearly full health. His role as a reserve wing has been overtaken by Wesley Matthews and his defense still isn’t good enough that he will be trusted to play in the playoffs.

So then the idea would be to move Nwora in exchange for a veteran player (perhaps a big man or a player in the P.J. Tucker, big wing mold) that can play reserve minutes deep in a playoff run.

Three of the Bucks’ core four players (Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez) are all in their 30s and the window to win another title is now (or the next few seasons) for the defending champs.

It would behoove the Bucks to ship off a younger player who won’t impact a title defense for someone who could help solidify the rotation and, in a perfect world, not have to move someone that is in the rotation to do so, such as Donte DiVincenzo.

While it would be nice to try to develop Nwora into a rotation player, there is no guarantee that will be the case and if they miss the window on his trade value then they’ll be left with nothing more than a missed opportunity at a title.

Peter Griffin famously said “a boat is a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!” Unfortunately for Peter, it was not a boat. The Bucks don’t want to be caught taking the mystery box, do they?