Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks trade assets ahead of the deadline

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Ranking Milwaukee Bucks trade assets – #3: Draft picks

It’s bad enough being ranked behind draft picks if you’re Hood and Ojeleye, but it’s even worse when you realize the Bucks basically can’t move a first round pick!

Going out to 2028, the Bucks have six second rounders with only one being from another team (Indiana’s in 2025). Second round picks don’t sound terribly appetizing, especially coming from a team that will expect to be at the bottom of the draft for all of those years in a perfect world.

That should tell you how bad the Bucks assets are that these picks are likely their third-best asset. If you’re a team that’s selling, you’d rather take your chances gambling on a couple of second round picks and getting the chance to hit on a potential rotation guy than you would with veterans like Hood and Ojeleye.

The primary function of these picks would be as small, small sweeteners, and hope that’s enough to entice a team to take their limited package.

Hey, I did say these assets were basically like digging for change in between couch cushions. You should have seen this coming.