NBA Trades: 3 targets for the Milwaukee Bucks not named Eric Gordon

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NBA Trades: Patrick Beverley could be a target for the Milwaukee Bucks

Circling back to the Utah Jazz, Jordan Clarkson is not the only player the Milwaukee Bucks should have on their radar this offseason. Another compelling target could be Patrick Beverley, who was dealt to Utah in the blockbuster deal that sent Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It is unclear what the Jazz plan to do with the 34-year-old guard, but if they are willing to trade him to another team this offseason, the Bucks should certainly be interested in Beverley.

Beverley would be a seamless fit with the Bucks on both ends of the court. Defensively, the guard has made a living as a tenacious presence, having earned three All-Defensive nods over the years, which would give Milwaukee another strong piece to utilize on that side of the ball. Offensively, he has never been much of a scorer, averaging 8.8 points for his career, but Beverley would provide a quality dose of shooting, hitting 37.8 percent of his career triples on 4.4 attempts per game.

The potential pairing of a Patrick Beverley and Jrue Holiday backcourt is also incredibly intriguing. The two veterans are elite defenders at the point guard position and would immediately form one of the most formidable duos on that side of the ball in the league. Utilizing two point guards in the same lineup is also something that the Bucks have relied on in the past, and the results from this past season are intriguing. Per, Jrue Holiday and George Hill had a net rating of 29.3 during the 2021-22 regular season, which was the best in the association among two-man groups that played at least 100 minutes. Swapping Hill for Beverley would only strengthen this roster and make their defensive lineups more daunting for opposing offenses.

As noted previously, the Jazz are willing to listen to offers for their entire roster, and the Bucks should have some interest in Beverley. His $13 million salary is pretty digestible, and given the reputable defense, strong outside shot, and postseason experience that Beverley would bring, adding him would check several boxes off the to-do list for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason.

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Stay tuned to see what moves, potentially trades, the Milwaukee Bucks may make this offseason.