Assessing Bleacher Report’s foul Kenrich Williams trade for the Bucks

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The lunacy of B/R’s Kenrich Williams trade for the Milwaukee Bucks

This section will not be as quick.

There are several things baffling about this trade, but it can pretty much be summed up by saying that there’s no reason the Bucks should trade Beauchamp and Connaughton for a solid role player.

Beauchamp is one of the few young players on this team and should only be discussed in talks if a household above-average name is on the table. While some are higher on A.J. Green than others, Beauchamp is the young player on this team that fans talk about the most as someone who can help this team. The Bucks, who had the oldest roster in the league this past season, need a dose of youth, and trading away one of their few young pieces for a 28-year-old who is just solid would not be wise by any stretch of the imagination whatsoever.

That goes without mentioning that the Bucks would also have to include Pat Connaughton in this trade. Connaughton had a poor playoff showing this year, sure, but he’s been one of Milwaukee’s most reliable postseason performers over the prior two seasons. While he should not be off the table in trade talks completely, including him AND Beauchamp for Williams would be nothing but an astonishingly baffling decision for the Bucks. Connaughton has plenty of good basketball left to be played, and trading him in this particular scenario would be a head-scratcher by Jon Horst.