Past targets who also fit for the Milwaukee Bucks
Even past those two, there are other targets the Milwaukee Bucks have been linked to in the past.
Per a report on NBA insider Marc Stein’s Substack page (subscription required), the Bucks once “expressed trade interest” in former MVP Derrick Rose, though Stein himself wrote that it was “difficult” to imagine a pathway to Milwaukee absorbing Rose’s $14.5 million salary. The Knicks recently declined Rose’s team option, making him a free agent.
Derrick Rose would fit on the Milwaukee Bucks because he is a talented scorer and playmaker who would provide depth in the backcourt. He is a former MVP who has shown that he can still be a productive player in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks are a team that is looking to improve their bench scoring. Rose would be a valuable addition to the Bucks’ second unit, as he would be able to create his own shot and get to the rim. He is also a good passer, which would help the Bucks’ offense move the ball.
The Bucks were also interested in pursuing Dennis Schroder once upon a time. Both ESPN and The Athletic reported that the Bucks and Celtics held formal talks for the point guard, and Donte DiVincenzo was linked to possible moves involving him. If Schroder is willing to take on another veteran minimum contract after a largely lackluster season, the Bucks could possibly reignite their interest.
Other names that have been linked to the Bucks in the past are Cam Reddish, Victor Oladipo, Jordan Clarkson, and Fred VanVleet, though the chances of those aspirations materializing are slim to none.
It remains to be seen if the Milwaukee Bucks will make any trades this offseason, but these are three players who have been mentioned in rumors. If the Bucks are looking to improve their team, any of these players would be a good addition.
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