Milwaukee Bucks General Manager Jon Horst has already made his most important decision; finding a coach. Now for the next month, Horst must figure out how to build and improve the roster for next season. Milwaukee doesn’t have much salary cap space, but they do have tradeable assists to improve the roster for next season. So here are three surprise Bucks who could be traded this offseason.
1- Bobby Portis
As much as it would hurt to lose Portis, this is the one move the Milwaukee Bucks need to make to get back to where they want to be.
Portis is a tenacious rebounder, but he’s still not a lockdown defender, and that doesn’t bode well in the postseason. In the Miami series this past postseason, Portis averaged 9.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 21.5 minutes played.
Portis, in the last two postseasons, shot a dreadful 22 and 27 percent from three; while he’s had his moments with the Milwaukee Bucks in the postseason, his overall play hasn’t been consistent.
In the postseason, two things will occur; teams will shoot threes and will look to attack the weakest link defensively.
The Miami series was a bad matchup for Portis because they had shooters all over the floor, and Milwaukee allowed teams to make 34 percent of their threes.
I know Bucks fans are saying you can’t trade Bobby Portis because he’s a fan favorite, but this is about getting the best players to make sure Milwaukee is competing for championships every year. Milwaukee will have to make some trades to improve this team, and if Milwaukee decides to trade Portis, they would get a decent haul back.