A Milwaukee Bucks’ trade package for Cameron Payne
After reviving his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns, Cameron Payne was recently traded to the San Antonio Spurs. HoopsHype’s Yossi Gozlan noted recently that most of the Spurs’ veterans seem expandable right now, so they could potentially be had via trade. Payne would be a quality acquisition to the Milwaukee Bucks’ backcourt as they potentially seek another ball-handler.
Over the last four seasons in Phoenix, Payne has averaged 9.8 points and 4.2 assists while hitting 38.4 percent of his 3-point attempts. He’s not the strongest defender, but as shown in the picture above, he competes no matter who he’s matched up against. He’d certainly make for a nice backup for Jrue Holiday due to the scoring, shooting, and facilitating. At 28, he’s still fairly young as well.
It’s unclear if the Spurs would want Grayson Allen. Currently, the Spurs have too many players on standard deals, so some cuts will have to be made before the season. This deal would allow them to move on from one player while adding a pair of picks. The Charlotte Hornets, who will be aiming to contend next season, could bring in a solid guard in Allen for a pair of second rounders.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks would get their new backup while also freeing up more minutes for the younger players on the wing.
Stay tuned for more Milwaukee Bucks analysis and trade breakdowns this NBA off-season.