5 post trade deadline buyout targets for Milwaukee Bucks to monitor

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Houston Rockets: John Wall
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Milwaukee Bucks’ buyout target No. 2 – John Wall

John Wall is by far the least likely buyout target for the Bucks, but he is worth noting nevertheless. Smith notes that it is tough to envision that Wall hits the buyout market due to the fact that he is owed $91.1 million over the next two years, and he does not want to give any of that up to find a new team. However, Smith mentioned him regardless, noting that things can always change.

The Athletic’s David Aldridge (subscription required) noted that the Bucks could be a viable option for Wall if he were to be bought out, and the fit makes some sense. While Wall is not the former All-Star player that he once was following a string of injuries over the years, he could undeniably help Milwaukee’s second unit. Milwaukee’s bench ranks 29th in both points and assists per game this season, something that has hindered the team’s success. A veteran like Wall would certainly bump up those numbers, and he would be an immediate upgrade over George Hill.

While fans could dream about adding a five-time All-Star in Wall, there are some questions that must be answered. The first would be whether or not Wall would change his stance on accepting a contract buyout from the Houston Rockets. Given that he is yet to play this season as the Rockets focus on their youth, one would have to believe he is itching to get back out on the floor. The next question would be whether Wall would possibly be willing to even accept a backup role if he were bought out. If he is willing to give back buyout money, he may seek a starting opportunity.

It seems far-fetched, but the Bucks should keep an eye on the situation.