Milwaukee Bucks undergo a backcourt remodeling in this three-team trade
Submitted by @Uncle__Jrue
There are no shortage of moving parts in this particular deal. The main idea is that the backcourt in Milwaukee would be remodeled entirely with Jrue Holiday and Grayson Allen heading elsewhere. It would take an extremely compelling offer for the Bucks to do so. Does this fit? To an extent, yes.
The biggest reason why the Bucks would even consider this trade is due to Jrue Holiday’s previous comments about retirement. The guard said on the Point Forward Podcast that he feels strongly about retiring when his contract is up in two years. If the Bucks only have two years left of their starting point guard, they could look to move him to possibly extend their contending window. This deal would be all about getting younger.
Again, Sexton would be a great addition. He’s just 24 years old and has plenty of room to develop, especially as the lead guard. Buddy Hield is 30, but he’d be the perfect starting shooting guard for this Milwaukee team due to his outside shooting. He’s made the second most 3-pointers in the NBA since he was drafted in 2016. Andrew Nembhard just finished up an impressive rookie year and is 23 years old. He’d undoubtedly be an interesting piece to develop long-term.
The inclusion of a first rounder for Holiday and Allen’s services would also sweeten the pot.
One question is whether or not the Pacers feel like they are close enough to contending to swing a trade for Holiday or if they believe he can get them there. They likely understand that they have an extremely limited amount of time in those two years before Holiday’s contract is up. Again, adding a first rounder would likely captivate the Utah Jazz enough to approve.
Ultimately, the Milwaukee Bucks likely do NOT make this trade. They’ll likely look to keep their core intact and maximize what time they have left by trying to win with Jrue Holiday still in town.
Stay tuned for more Milwaukee Bucks analysis and breakdowns this off-season.