Grade The Trade: Bucks add needed shot creator in this deal with Rockets

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Excluding their draft night deal to get Andre Jackson Jr. a few months back, the Milwaukee Bucks have not made a trade this off-season.

Even though there’s still time before the NBA season starts, it’s starting to look more and more as if the Bucks are content with their roster as is. While their group is solid, there is undoubtedly still room for improvement. The Bucks could use more shot creation on this roster, along with another point guard. Here’s a trade proposal that could knock out two birds with one stone.

The trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets

This trade was proposed by FanSided’s Tyler Watts in his latest article for Behind the Buck Pass. In the deal, the Bucks would land Kevin Porter Jr. of the Houston Rockets in exchange for a pair of veteran wings in Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughon, as well as a pick swap long down the road in 2030. It’s certainly an interesting idea.

Every now and then, the draft night image of Porter wearing a Bucks cap makes its way around social media – he was drafted by the Bucks, whose pick belonged to the Detroit Pistons, before being dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Fans have classified Porter as a what-if for the team, and this deal would bring things full circle by adding the 23-year-old guard.

The Bucks and Rockets have plenty of familiarity with one another when it comes to trade talks, notably for the P.J. Tucker deal. Let’s dive in and see if it would make sense for them to call each other once again to make this particular deal.