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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Charlotte Hornets: Cody Martin, P.J. Washington
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NBA Trades: The Milwaukee Bucks could pursue a move for P.J. Washington

Rumors have been swirling for months now that the Charlotte Hornets could be looking to move P.J. Washington via trade. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported all the way back in January that Washington was a “trade possibility” for Charlotte, and he has been mentioned in countless trade rumors since then. If the Hornets are still looking to move Washington, the Milwaukee Bucks need to make a push for the forward, as he could be the perfect trade target for them to pursue.

As mentioned previously, the Bucks need to find themselves a small ball power forward at some point this offseason, and Washington would be a great option. The 6-foot-7, 230lb forward can hold his own against several positions and has proven to be a pesky defender on that stat sheet by averaging one block and nearly a steal per game throughout his three seasons. On the other side of the ball, Washington is a solid scorer, having averaged 11.8 points per game in his career thus far. He is also a fantastic long range shooter, having hit 37.5 percent of his 3-point shots on 4.4 attempts on average. Two-way play like that would help Washington feel right at home with the Bucks, and he would help alleviate one of their biggest flaws as currently constructed, which is their lack of a legitimate small ball four.

Although the Hornets have been shopping Washington, it is unclear what the Bucks would have to give up to acquire him. His $5.8 million salary for next season is beyond digestible and could even be considered a bargain, but the Hornets may want something of value for the 23-year-old. While the Bucks do not have too many desirable assets, they could offer George Hill and Luca Vildoza to match salaries while also adding two future second rounders for good measure. This move would help the Hornets save some money, which could be enticing as they look to reshape their roster. Whatever the case may be, the Bucks need to be all in on Washington if he is indeed available.

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Stay tuned to see if the Milwaukee Bucks make a run at any of these potential NBA trade targets.