Are the Milwaukee Bucks a realistic trade destination for Jae Crowder?

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The Milwaukee Bucks could offer a pair of guards to Phoenix in a trade for Jae Crowder.

The most likely player to be included in a deal for Jae Crowder is Grayson Allen. His $8.5 million contract is almost enough to trade straight up for Crowder who is making just over $10 million this upcoming season but the Milwaukee Bucks would need to add a little bit more salary to make the deal work as the Milwaukee Bucks are in the luxury tax. So what could one deal be that would work? Grayson Allen and George Hill for Jae Crowder and Josh Okogie.

For this deal to work, George Hill and his $4 million contract are paired with Grayson Allen and the Phoenix Suns can add Josh Okogie who is set to make just under $2 million for the 2022-23 season for a deal that is about as close as you can get financially.

In this deal the Milwaukee Bucks get the switchable defender they appear to be after and a 24 year old Okogie who is on a one year deal that could be looked at to see if he’s worth retaining to develop.

The Phoenix Suns get younger by acquiring Grayson Allen and get a quality backup to Devin Booker, one who would give the Suns more athleticism and grit than they currently have in Landry Shamet. Also the Suns could either flip George Hill and his expiring contract in another deal, or hold him as a veteran backup to Chris Paul.

This deal wouldn’t be bad for either team and works financially, but let’s look at one other option should the Suns not be interested in George Hill or unwilling to part with Josh Okogie.