Ranking Milwaukee Bucks trade targets. 2 – Dorian Finney-Smith, Brooklyn Nets
The Milwaukee Bucks are always looking to get stronger defensively. Although some fans would argue that the team needs to focus on getting better offensively this off-season, even they may be intrigued with the possibility of adding Dorian Finney-Smith of the Brooklyn Nets if he were to become available via trade.
Finney-Smith is an excellent defender; at 6-foot-7, he’s extremely versatile and can defend many different positions. The Bucks need a player capable of doing that, as they’ve been searching for a player to fill P.J. Tucker’s shoes for nearly two years now. The 30-year-old could instantly slide into that role, giving the Bucks a top-notch wing defender to take on the toughest of assignments on a nightly basis. On the offensive end, the forward wouldn’t be too relied on, but he’s a fine outside shooter, having knocked down 37.7 percent of his threes on five attempts per game over the last four seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets.
It’s unclear what the Nets would want in a deal for Finney-Smith if they were to entertain him in trade talks. Financially, the forward is within Milwaukee’s price range, as he’s on the books for a reasonable $13.4 million next season. After that, he’s under contract for another season and then holds a player option the following year, so the Bucks would have him secured for the foreseeable future, which always helps. If Milwaukee loses one of their top wings, such as Jae Crowder, in the off-season, someone like Finney-Smith could help mightily.