NBA Trades: 4 rumors the Bucks should get in on, 1 they should avoid

PORTLAND, OREGON - FEBRUARY 06 (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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With their 15-man roster currently stocked, are the Milwaukee Bucks rolling into the season as is, or could more moves be coming soon?

Though the Bucks seem to like the group they have, the right opportunity could perhaps motivate them to make a splash via trade. There are several rumors circling the airwaves about disgruntled or available players, some of which are entertaining and some of which are distasteful. With all of that said, let us look at four rumors they should get in on and one they should avoid.

A trade rumor the Bucks should get in on – The Damian Lillard blockbuster

The prominent rumor of the NBA off-season has been Damian Lillard’s demands to be traded from the Portland Trail Blazers. On top of that, he specifically wants to land with the Miami Heat, which has potentially scared away other suitors. However, if the Milwaukee Bucks are daring enough, the front office should at least dip their toes into the water of Lillard trade talks.

To be clear, the odds of the Bucks landing Lillard are incredibly slim. Even if some view it as rather unethical that Lillard only wants to play for the Heat, they do have a quality asset stash with draft capital and young players, including several first rounders and Sixth Man of the Year, Tyler Herro. The Bucks have one available first rounder and not too many young trade chips.

Assuming the Bucks were to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton in a Lillard trade, they would immediately form a formidable trio. Those three would be incredible on the offensive end of the court, putting up points beyond belief due to how well they complement each other on a nightly basis. Yet, it may all just be a pipe dream at the end of the day.

General Manager Jon Horst wasn’t afraid to check in on Kevin Durant when he become available in the past despite the hefty asking price, and that should not stop him here either.