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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Utah Jazz: Jordan Clarkson
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NBA Trades: The Milwaukee Bucks could pursue a move for Jordan Clarkson

The Utah Jazz have several players that would make sense for the Milwaukee Bucks to make a run at this offseason. In addition to Rudy Gay, another name worth mentioning is Jordan Clarkson, and if there is any chance that he will be available in trade discussions, the Bucks should kick the tires on adding the recently turned 30-year-old guard for a handful of reasons.

First and foremost, Clarkson is one of the best reserve scorers in the business, and as highlighted previously, the Bucks need to bring in more bench scoring. Over the past eight years, Clarkson has averaged 15.4 points per contest while mainly coming off the bench, having provided a significant spark wherever he has played. The 2020-21 Sixth Man of the Year winner would be a great fit for the Bucks, as his scoring would take this bench brigade to new heights next season.

Circling back to the most recent playoff run, another clear flaw that plagued Milwaukee was their lack of players that could create their own shot offensively. Bringing in Clarkson would help lessen those concerns next season, giving them a lethal creator off the bench. The most notable problem with Clarkson is his streaky 3-point shooting, as he has been hit or miss throughout his career. Yet, for a team like Milwaukee that desperately needs to add a reliable second unit spark offensively, that should not deter them from pursuing Clarkson’s services.

The biggest unknown with Clarkson is whether or not the Jazz are also willing to move him as they were with Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert. If so, it is unclear what they would ask for in exchange for the 30-year-old. To match his $13.3 million salary, the Bucks could package together a pair of former Jazz players in Grayson Allen and George Hill, who could both be rotational pieces. It seems like Utah is also targeting draft capital in these trades, so Milwaukee could add a pair of future second round selections to try and persuade them to part ways with the backup combo guard.