NBA Trades: Grading 5 Jrue Holiday proposals for the Milwaukee Bucks

Feb 14, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Golden State Warriors: Jordan Poole
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Grading a trade proposal between the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors

Between youth, familiar faces, draft picks, and a wing, this deal has just about everything for the Milwaukee Bucks to desire in a Holiday trade.

Poole, a Milwaukee native, would be an interesting addition to this roster. Despite having the best regular season of his NBA career, he spent a good chunk of the postseason sidelined. His season was full of drama before it started after being punched by teammate Draymond Green. After this season, many said that Poole would benefit from a fresh start, which makes sense. In Milwaukee, he’d be a great third fiddle to Antetokounmpo and Middleton offensively, giving them a player who can score the ball at will. At 23 years old, he’d also give them some youth.

Sticking with youth, Kuminga would be a tremendous piece to this trade. In a league that is quickly becoming so reliant on wings, the 6-foot-8 Kuminga would be a great addition to a roster without a lot of bodies at the position. On top of that, he’s just 20 years old and has not even scratched the surface of his potential. Payton, who began his NBA career with the Bucks, would be a fine piece to add to the backcourt, especially if Jevon Carter leaves in free agency. He’s a scrappy guard who can make things tough on opponents, which the Milwaukee Bucks love.

On top of that, this trade would see the Bucks acquire two first round picks, which they could use to either draft more young players or trade them to get more talent. Either way, that would be an incredible boost to the Milwaukee Bucks’ lacking draft capital stash.

The Warriors may consider this to add an All-Star guard in Holiday and another quality rotational sharpshooter in Allen. With Poole not playing much in the postseason, the team may try to move him to get off of the hefty contract they gave him previously. This deal would allow them to keep contending at the highest level with two quality players in the backcourt.

BTBP Grade: A+

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