NBA: Breaking down wild fan trade proposals for the Milwaukee Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks add a fan-favorite trade target and get more versatile

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This is where things start to get a bit more interesting and realistic. Collin Sexton’s name has been floating around in trade rumors this summer, and Bucks fans want him. Dorian Finney-Smith has also found his name in the rumor mill, and he’d be a fitting target as well. They’re a pair of players who offer very different things, but they could make the Milwaukee Bucks better.

The appeal with Sexton is easy to get behind. He’s a score first guard who could either be the new backup point guard or fifth starter. Over the last few years, scoring has been an issue for the Bucks in the playoffs due to a lack of shot-creators on the roster outside of the Big 3. Sexton would help fix that issue, giving the Milwaukee Bucks a massive boost on offense to take pressure off of the main trio from having to do essentially all of it.

As for Finney-Smith, he’d help them more defensively. The 6-foot-7 forward is a versatile player who can match up with a slew of positions defensively. He’d be the perfect small-ball four for the Bucks to utilize when they put Antetokounmpo at center. Versatility is a big need for this roster at the moment, and adding Finney-Smith would help the Bucks improve in that regard. On top of that, he’s a fine perimeter shooter, so that would help him fit in right away.

As for the packages themselves, they are relatively fair. Two quality wings and a first rounder may seem a bit steep for Sexton, but he’s 24 and under contract for three more seasons. Fans may be reluctant to trade Portis, but if they can add a much more versatile piece, it’s worth considering. The Jazz would likely accept a first rounder and wings for Sexton to stock up on their assets, while the Nets could use another big man in exchange for one of their many wings.