The verdict on B/R’s Kenrich Williams trade for the Bucks
If Bucks’ General Manager Jon Horst were to make this trade, he should no longer be employed.
Williams is a quality role player; none of this is meant to be disrespect directed at him. However, it just would not make sense for the Bucks to include one of their most reliable role players and their lone first round talent in the last half decade or so for another fine role player. On top of that, the forward really does not fit with the Bucks, given his inconsistent shooting and average defense.
Milwaukee would be better off keeping these two around. If a player who could immediately give the Bucks a lift offensively or defensively were to become available, then perhaps it would make sense to include Connaughton or Beauchamp. For now, this particular deal will be major a big no. In a world where Horst does make this trade, it would instantly shoot up the list of the worst deals he has made as the general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks.
If the team wants to shore up their wing depth and add some size, a few names worth taking a look at via trade are Dorian Finney-Smith, Royce O’Neale, or Buddy Hield. For now, only Horst is aware of what is going on behind the curtation, but it will be interesting to find out what he has planned in the months ahead.
Stay tuned for more Milwaukee Bucks analysis and trade breakdowns this off-season.