Assessing Bleacher Report’s George Hill trade for the Milwaukee Bucks

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Final thoughts on Bleacher Report’s proposed trade between Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies for George Hill

If this deal is on the table, the Milwaukee Bucks need to pounce on it as soon as they are given the green light to make trades.

Hill had a subpar year by all accounts, and considering that Milwaukee’s bench woes were among the team’s notable concerns this season, keeping him would not fix that problem whatsoever. The proposed deal would allow the Bucks to move Hill and find a suitable backup that can contribute more consistently on the offensive side of the ball. Sure, one could call Hill’s down year with the Bucks an outlier simply because he has been among the most serviceable backups for a long time, but there is no guarantee that he will automatically bounce back next season.

Whether that is by keeping someone internal such as Jevon Carter or surveying the upcoming free agent market for a scorer like Dennis Schroder, there will be no shortage of ball-handlers available this offseason, and the Bucks should look to get one before it is too late. Whether it comes in free agency, trades, or even the 2022 NBA Draft, where Milwaukee will have a rare first rounder, there is an opportunity there for the Bucks to upgrade their backup point guard position, and it starts with them moving Hill elsewhere.

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