NBA Trades: 5 eye-catching deals the Milwaukee Bucks should consider

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NBA Trades: The Milwaukee Bucks could pursue a move for Justin Holiday

The Atlanta Hawks have made a handful of moves already this offseason, one of which included landing Justin Holiday in a trade with the Sacramento Kings. Given Atlanta’s abundance of talent on the wing, it may not be too far-fetched to say that they could be willing to flip Holiday for the right price. If so, the Milwaukee Bucks should swoop in and make an offer to land the forward for more reasons than just being the older brother of current Buck Jrue Holiday.

On impact, Holiday would give the Bucks another body on the wing for depth purposes, which is something the team needs this offseason. Although they have done a solid job of adding talent there by re-signing Wesley Matthews, drafting MarJon Beauchamp, and signing Joe Ingles, they would be wise to bring in another wing for good measure, and Holiday would fit the billing.

The 6-foot-6 veteran could be a great pickup for Milwaukee, giving them another versatile piece for head coach Mike Budenholzer to utilize defensively. Utilizing his length, Holiday can guard an assortment of different positions, and his height would make him one of the team’s taller wings. Of course, Milwaukee’s wings had some trouble defending taller players like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in their recent playoff run, so adding more height on the wing would be a feasible move. Offensively, Holiday could provide serviceable bench scoring and 3-point shooting, having averaged a respectable 9.6 points per game while shooting 38.2 percent from deep over the last three years. Strong two-way play like that could make Holiday an immediate contributor.

Financially, Holiday is set to make $6.3 million next season, which could make him a gettable piece for the Bucks. If they packaged George Hill, Rayjon Tucker, and a second round pick, perhaps the Hawks could be willing to move the forward if they are looking to get something for him. Atlanta’s plans for Holiday are currently unknown, but Milwaukee should keep a close eye on the situation.