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

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 31 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brooklyn Nets: Seth Curry
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NBA Trades: The Milwaukee Bucks could pursue a move for Seth Curry

The Brooklyn Nets are currently in an incredibly difficult position. With Kevin Durant requesting a trade and Kyrie Irving seemingly already having one foot out the door, the team will likely have to part ways with their two stars this offseason, which could reportedly trigger other roster moves. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn’s entire roster is available for trade, which is certainly worth noting, as they have no shortage of players that could make great targets for the Milwaukee Bucks. While the Bucks do not have the assets to add either of the Nets’ superstars, they should make a call to Brooklyn to inquire about Seth Curry.

It is no secret that the Bucks are always looking to add more 3-point shooting, and targeting one of the best long range shooters to ever play the game would fit the billing. Throughout his ongoing eight-year career, Curry has proven to be an elite marksman by burying 43.9 percent of his triples on 4.4 attempts per game. Shooting like that would help the guard flourish in Mike Budenholzer’s system offensively, and the Bucks could undoubtedly use it after they struggled to knock down a three consistently throughout the 2022 NBA Playoffs. Speaking of playoffs, Curry’s numbers only get better on the big stage, as he has shot a blistering 47.5 percent from three on 4.7 attempts in 38 career postseason games. Numbers like that should be enticing for the Bucks as they look to shore up their perimeter shooting.

Adding Curry could also give Giannis Antetokounmpo another reliable threat on the perimeter whenever they would share the court. Over the past three seasons, the Bucks have brought in a handful of marksmen like Kyle Korver, Bryn Forbes, and Grayson Allen, all of whom have thrived due to the sheer number of open looks they receive playing alongside the Greek Freak. With all due respect to those three players, Curry would immediately be the best of the bunch in that role, given his stellar outside shooting.

To acquire Curry, the Bucks would have to put together a package that allows them to absorb his $8.5 million salary for next season. They could look to entice Brooklyn by pitching Grayson Allen, who is coming off the best year of his career and will make $8.5 million next season, alongside a pair of second round picks. If the Nets are indeed looking to retool with Durant and Irving looking to play elsewhere, perhaps the opportunity to add some youth while stocking up on some future draft capital could be captivating.