3 more trade packages to help the Milwaukee Bucks land a backup center

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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis, Los Angeles Lakers: Dwight Howard
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A trade package to help the Milwaukee Bucks acquire Dwight Howard

While trading for Smith would see the Bucks bring in a rather inexperienced second-year player, a move for Dwight Howard would be on the opposite end of the spectrum. A 17-year NBA veteran and future Hall of Famer, Howard would be an experienced player to bring aboard as the Bucks try to resolve these issues at the center position until they get some news on Lopez.

Although he is no longer the once-dominant force that was among the best centers to ever touch a basketball, Howard could still be a solid piece for the Bucks. The big man would provide a quality interior presence defensively, protecting the hoop against opposing offenses. He would also help with their rebounding, which has been problematic at times this season in smaller lineups. Though he will not bring much offensively, Howard’s defense and rebounding fit what the team needs at this point in time.

There have been some rumblings that the Los Angeles Lakers may look to trade Howard before the deadline, as reported by B/R’s Jake Fischer. Better yet, the big man is on the books for a very affordable $2.6 million deal this season, which the bucks could easily absorb. In this proposal, the champs would send out Hood and a second round pick to fill their backup center vacancy with a household name. Howard is not exactly the most versatile defender or someone who the team would rely on in switching situations, but he would help out right now.