Two dark horse trade candidates for the Milwaukee Bucks

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06: (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo; Los Angeles Clippers: Marcus Morris
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Dark horse Milwaukee Bucks trade targets: Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers would certainly be a dark horse trade candidate for the Milwaukee Bucks but one that would make quite a bit of sense. Morris is making just over $16 million this season and just over $17 million next season. If the Bucks could convince the Clippers after January 15th (when Jordan Nwora is eligible to be traded) that gaining depth by sending Morris to the Bucks for George Hill, Grayson Allen and Jordan Nwora, the Bucks could acquire Morris.

Marcus Morris is having a decent season for the Clippers but could easily be replaced in the Clippers rotation by Robert Covington, another former Bucks trade target. The Clippers, as previously mentioned, would have to be convinced that getting depth would be valuable to them for this deal to work, although by adding a veteran point guard, decent wing scorer and potential project scorer could allow them to trade other players for upgrades.

Marcus Morris makes sense for the Bucks firstly because of what he represents, before even getting to his statistics, Marcus Morris is a tough guy, a big, physical tough guy. Bucks fans have been clamoring for Jae Crowder for his similarities to PJ Tucker, a guy who had the dog in him, Marcus Morris absolutely has the dog in him as well.

Morris is currently averaging 13.4 points in just under 30 minutes a game, while those minutes are likely to come down just a little bit, Morris could slot into the Bucks rotation as a big lineup small forward where the Bucks use Khris Middleton as a shooting guard, or as a small ball power forward. Morris is 6’8″ and no stranger to banging down low with the best in the NBA.

Morris is currently shooting 44.4 percent from the field and a solid 37.8 percent from behind the 3-point line, so his fit on both ends would be seamless. Not to mention Morris also makes 80.4 percent of his free throws, an area the Milwaukee Bucks currently rank 27th in the NBA.

Morris would certainly give the Bucks a bigger, more physical defender to throw at players like Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and more.