Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard target – Dejounte Murray (Trade)
This is by far the biggest long shot on this list. However, Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reported that there are “whispers” around the league that Dejounte Murray could be had in the right deal, so it’s at least worth mentioning. If the Atlanta Hawks are willing to entertain the guard in talks, a phone call from the Milwaukee Bucks should be in order.
Primarily due to his lack of a reliable outside shot, Murray would not be a perfect fit with the Bucks at this point. However, he’s a tremendous scorer, having averaged north of 20 points in both of the past two seasons, an excellent facilitator, and a strong defender. A backcourt tandem of Murray and Holiday would be a nightmare matchup for opposing ball-handlers. Furthermore, the guard would add some much-needed youth and athleticism to this roster at 26 years old.
The question here is whether or not the Bucks have enough assets to possibly get a deal done for Murray. He’s owed $17.7 million next season, which is very reasonable for a player of his caliber. There were rumblings that the Bucks tried to get Fred VanVleet and Bojan Bogdanovic ahead of the trade deadline this past season, so they are clearly not afraid to spend what assets they have left to get a well-known player. Spending those assets on Murray to strengthen this backcourt is a captivating idea for the Milwaukee Bucks, but it’s unclear what the Atlanta Hawks may want.
It’s worth kicking the tires on at the bare minimum.
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