5 trade targets for the Milwaukee Bucks during 2022 NBA offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: Serge Ibaka, Indiana Pacers: Buddy Hield
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Buddy Hield should be a trade target for the Milwaukee Bucks

This last one is by far the least realistic target of the bunch, but the Milwaukee Bucks should look to go all-in this offseason by acquiring Buddy Hield.

Hield has proven to be one of the best outside shooters in the NBA since he was drafted, and the shooting guard would be a seamless fit in Milwaukee. After watching the Bucks shoot a lackluster 32.7 percent from behind the arc in the postseason, they need to add more shooting, and getting the player that made the second-most 3-pointers in the league this season would fit the billing. Bucks fans saw how Grayson Allen thrived because he constantly got wide-open looks due to the gravity created by Giannis Antetokounmpo offensively, and thinking about what a sharpshooter of Hield’s caliber could do in that situation is captivating. An Antetokounmpo-Hield one-two punch on the offensive end would wreak havoc on the rest of the association.

Unlike a few of the other names on this list, there is some potential news on Hield’s availability in trades this offseason. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania (subscription required), some rival executives believe that the Indiana Pacers could be open to dealing Hield this offseason after they acquired him at the trade deadline. Given that Hield is 29-years-old and the Pacers are set to enter a rebuild, moving him would make sense, and a contender like the Bucks should have some level of interest. The challenging part with any Hield trade is his contract, as he is on the books for a hefty $20.5 million next season. While it is not impossible to pull off for Milwaukee, it is tough.

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Who knows, perhaps general manager Jon Horst has something up his sleeve.