NBA Trades: 3 packages to help the Milwaukee Bucks move George Hill

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, OKC Thunder: Kenrich Williams
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A George Hill trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and OKC Thunder

This would be another player for player swap, but the Milwaukee Bucks would have to add some second round picks as a sweetener here. Kenrich Williams of the OKC Thunder has been linked to opposing teams in the rumor mill for months now, and it is certainly no secret that the front office is always looking to add more draft picks whenever they can. The Bucks should attempt to trade for the 27-year-old forward, as bringing him in could help address some of their current issues.

First, it has been said time and time again that the Bucks need to add a small ball power forward this offseason. This team is oftentimes at their most lethal when they go small and utilize lineups with Giannis Antetokounmpo at center, but they were not as impactful this past season due to the absence of a small ball four. Williams could provide some assistance in that regard, as he stands at 6-foot-6 and can play either forward position. Although Williams is not an outstanding long-range shooter like the Bucks would prefer, having knocked down 34.6 percent of his career 3-pointers on 2.5 attempts, he would still be a solid option for them to fill their small ball forward vacancy.

For OKC, they have not been shy about taking on veterans in the past when opposing teams are willing to attach some form of draft capital. General manager Sam Presti would likely do the same here by adding a pair of second rounders to their war chest of assets. As for Hill, this may actually be a decent opportunity for him, as the Thunder would likely approach him with a potential buyout on impact, given their surplus of guards already in tow. That would allow Hill to pick his next team in free agency, giving him some options to consider. If not, perhaps the Thunder could look to flip him for more assets in a trade if teams came calling about a backup point guard, just like they did when OKC shipped Hill to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2021. Of course, that is all speculation, but it is how the Thunder have operated in the past.

The financial aspect of this deal would actually benefit the Milwaukee Bucks, as Williams is set to make $2 million less than Hill next season. That should make this trade only more enticing for the Bucks, even if they have to include a pair of second rounders to get it done. Once again, this would allow the Bucks to offer Jevon Carter a more prominent role as he braces for free agency, so doing this deal would be killing multiple birds with one stone.