Previously rumored targets the Milwaukee Bucks should look back into

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Milwaukee Bucks target No. 2 – Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bojan wasn’t the only Bogdanovic the Bucks have been linked to.

To recall, the Bucks very nearly flipped Donte DiVincenzo and draft assets to Sacramento in exchange for the sharpshooting Bogdan Bogdanovic the year before they won their championship.

That’s interest that might be worth reviving, considering the Bucks’ needs at the shooting guard spot and their overall lack of reliable floor-spacing through the years.

Bogdan Bogdanovic’s current contract with the Atlanta Hawks is a long-term agreement worth $17 million per season, culminating in a team option for the 2026-27 season. He averaged 14 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game this past season. He shot 40.6 percent from 3-point range.

Considering the Bucks ranked just 10th in the NBA in 3-point percentage this season, Bogdanovic would be a valuable addition to their offense. He’s also proven himself as a more-than-capable playmaker, and he would help to create more opportunities for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the other Bucks scorers both off the dribble and in the pick-and-roll.

One option for the Bucks would be to trade for Bogdanovic by offering a package of draft picks, including their pick in 2029. The Hawks are looking to load up on youth to build around Trae Young’s timeline, so they would likely be interested in acquiring draft picks. Another possible trade would be giving up Allen and Connaughton in a salary-neutral trade, as both Allen and Connaughton are making around $9 million per year.

Ultimately, whether or not the Bucks trade for Bogdanovic will depend on how much they are willing to give up. If they are willing to part with some valuable assets, then they could make a trade happen. However, if they are not willing to give up too much, then they may have to look elsewhere for a shooting boost.