Pros of this trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz
Adding Sexton to the Bucks would be a huge bonus for the team. He’s a proven player in the league and, at just 24 years old, helps the team get younger, with him also being contracted through the 2025-26 season and being paid just shy of $19 million.
The former Cavalier can be used effectively by the Bucks in many ways, but the two I think would be most prominent are as the sixth man and backup point guard, then playing alongside Jrue Holiday in a backcourt. As previously mentioned, he has proven he can score in the NBA and is a high 30s 3-point percent shooter, which the Bucks are looking to improve on following their struggles in the playoff defeat to the Miami Heat.
With Holiday, Khris Middleton, and Giannis Antetokounmpo being the Big 3, Sexton would add another level of scoring when those guys are all on the bench or work in an effective partnership alongside them. In a backcourt with Jrue, it can allow Holiday to focus on the defensive side more and let Sexton bring the ball up the court and start the offensive sets.
Another pro to this trade is that Sexton is twice the scorer of Allen and Connaughton combined. The two Bucks wings averaged a total of 18 points last season, with them both averaging over 20 minutes per game. Sexton put up 14 points in 24 minutes on 50 percent shooting and almost 40 percent from three with three assists as well. The loss of Jevon Carter to the Chicago Bulls means the Bucks need someone to fill the void, and Sexton can do that.