3 trade rumors the Milwaukee Bucks should steer clear of before deadline

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler
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The Milwaukee Bucks should avoid Ben Simmons trade rumors

Ben Simmons has been shrouded in trade rumors for months after he requested a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers this past offseason. Philly’s management has held their ground and not backed down from their rumored steep asking price for the three-time All-Star, and the biggest question in the weeks before the deadline remains whether they will trade him. Some have pitched their take on why the Bucks should potentially make a run at Simmons, but that is just foolish.

Like Westbrook, the Bucks do not need another orchestrator offensively. While Simmons is a good facilitator and playmaker, Milwaukee is more than covered now with Antetokounmpo, Holiday, and Middleton in the starting five. Also, like Westbrook, Simmons cannot shoot jumpers, or he simply refuses to do so. He has attempted just 34 threes over his first four NBA seasons, and a play-style like that would cause quite a commotion with what the Bucks currently have going.

Of course, the contract situation will also come into play here, as Simmons is currently in year two of a five-year extension worth $177.2 million. To acquire him, the Bucks would have to send out one of Holiday or Middleton, which just will not be happening. Even without taking into account Philadelphia’s rumored steep asking price for Simmons, the Bucks should not look into a move like this under any circumstance.

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Stay tuned for any trade rumors or updates on the Milwaukee Bucks before February 10.