The Milwaukee Bucks have already been all sorts of busy this offseason. The short offseason has been packed to the brim with exciting news regarding the Bucks’ future.
Milwaukee has re-tooled its coaching staff with the hiring of Adrain Griffin and several other high-level assistants. Like years past, the Bucks’ current roster does not offer much flexibility for them to make free agency signings. Coming off two unsatisfactory playoff runs in a row, changing up the roster a bit could really help Milwaukee make it back to the NBA Finals. Portis and Allen have been good contributors to this team, and Portis was a big reason they were able to secure the title in 2021, but a package of Allen, Portis, and our 2029 first round pick could make the Bucks an even scarier team next season. With that said, let us look at three packages involving those two players.
A trade involving the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards
One clear thing that could help Milwaukee as a team is picking up a true point guard to play alongside Jrue Holiday. The backcourt would be undersized defensively, but a pass-first player like Monte Morris would be great for the Bucks’ offense. Most of the offensive struggles fans saw during the last two playoffs stemmed from coach Mike Budenholzer, but it was very evident that Jrue Holiday was not a willing playmaker during the postseason.
As far as Portis goes, he has been a fan favorite and game-changer in Milwaukee, but defense as a big man in today’s NBA is much more valuable from a player off the bench. Gafford would be a nice plug-in sub off the bench and would give Milwaukee another defensive presence down low. This trade would also allow Milwaukee to pick up pick number 42 in the 2023 NBA draft.