Some may think the Milwaukee Bucks roster is fine as it is and that the Bucks don’t need to make any trades. However, that will not stop speculation or wondering if the Bucks could try to convert some of their depth for some higher impact pieces for the top of the rotation with the new coaching staff under Head Coach Adrian Griffin.
There was recently a trade suggestion from Dan Favale of Bleacher Report that the Milwaukee Bucks could trade Pat Connaughton, Grayson Allen, and a first round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Bogdan Bogdanovic. What other two-for-one-player trades could the Milwaukee Bucks look to do?
Obviously, the Milwaukee Bucks aren’t trading any of the Big 4: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez. Let’s also assume MarJon Beauchamp is off the table if the Milwaukee Bucks weren’t willing to include him in a deal for Bradley Beal but assume everyone else is available for a two-for-one trade; what packages could the Bucks come up with to bolster the roster?
Milwaukee Bucks 2-for-1 trade scenario one: Bucks get their backup point guard
In this scenario, the Milwaukee Bucks get Cole Anthony, a young point guard who has had a bit of an inconsistent usage in his first three years with the Orlando Magic. Anthony immediately slides in behind Jrue Holiday into the backup point guard spot, a strong position of need for the Milwaukee Bucks, who get younger in the process. Cole Anthony is also an excellent free throw shooter, 86.1 percent for his career, and has improved his 3-point percentage every season since being drafted.
Goga Bitadze is a big man that can take up space and eat some minutes in relief of the Lopez brothers should the Bucks decide not to bring back Meyers Leonard.
The Orlando Magic get Grayson Allen in return, with two expiring contracts going out and one expiring contract coming back, while giving the Orlando Magic a player who they know what role he would play. It seems Orlando has struggled with that in years past, including Cole Anthony. In acquiring Grayson Allen, they also get to keep the financial flexibility they will have after this season.