The Milwaukee Bucks have been active in the first few days of 2023 NBA Free Agency.
Retaining Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton were the team’s big moves. It’s a good guess to say most of the league was expecting Lopez and Middleton back in Milwaukee uniforms on multi-year deals. Jae Crowder returning on a one-year deal will help, not to mention an entire season of basketball might allow him to get back to the level of play he was at in recent years.
Robin Lopez was simply just a depth signing, but adding Malik Beasley on a minimum contract is a great value pickup. Beasley takes a lot of threes and hits them at a good rate. He should fit in well with the Bucks offense. Despite the moves made so far, Milwaukee still needs a point guard. Here are three trades that would give them a solid addition at point guard.
3 trade packages that land the Milwaukee Bucks a point guard
A trade package between the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic decided to add yet another piece to their backcourt and took Anthony Black with the sixth pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. They obviously see him as a future piece, as well as Jalen Suggs, who was a top-five pick just two years before. Cole Anthony is another guy they value at that position. Markelle Fultz has been very serviceable for Orlando at the one, but their best option may be clearing out room in the backcourt, especially the point guard position.
It would be hard to part ways with Fultz if you are just adding two more shooters to the depth chart, so the 2029 1st-round pick would be the enticing piece for the Magic in this particular deal. Milwaukee would just have to hope the pick is enough for them. This would be a no-brainer for Milwaukee, and they should definitely give Orlando a call considering their situation with their backcourt.
The former top overall pick seems to be finally finding his footing in the league. Fultz put up 14 points, 3.9 boards, and 5.7 assists for the Magic last season. He also added 1.5 steals per contest and a lot of grit on the defensive end. Fultz still needs to get a more reliable jumper, but it has gotten better. Other than shooting, he has really started to excel. Once again, this may not be the most enticing deal for Orlando, but getting a future first and clearing out room at the point guard are both positives.