3 backup point guards that could be trade targets for the Milwaukee Bucks

Oct 23, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Grayson Allen, Denver Nuggets: Will Barton, Nikola Jokic, Monte Morris
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Monte Morris could be a trade target for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason

Coming off his best year as a professional, rumors are currently hovering over Monte Morris as his future with the Denver Nuggets looms large. As reported in the aforementioned article by Fischer, the Nuggets have held trade conversations with opposing teams regarding the 26-year-old guard, and although the Milwaukee Bucks were not directly mentioned, they should be among the teams interested in the former second round pick.

Suiting up as a full-time starter for the first time in his career this past season, Morris was stellar as he averaged 12.6 points, three rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 29.9 minutes per game, all of which were new careers highs. The guard also shot the lights out from 3-point range by knocking down 39.5 percent of his triples on a career-high 4.2 attempts per game during the NBA regular season. While the Bucks would not be able to offer Morris a spot in their starting lineup, they could offer him a prominent role in the second unit, where his scoring, shooting, and passing would bulk up the team’s subpar bench production, as Morris would be a considerable upgrade over Hill.

Financially, Morris will be on a relatively affordable $9.1 million next season and then $9.8 million the following season. That puts him within Milwaukee’s price range, and while they cannot offer an incredibly intriguing package, in all likelihood, that should not stop general manager Jon Horst from at least making a run at the underrated guard this offseason.