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

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 22 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr.
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The Milwaukee Bucks’ perspective on this trade with the Houston Rockets

As mentioned previously, the Milwaukee Bucks need more shot creation and a backup point guard; Kevin Porter Jr. would provide both.

He is coming off his most productive scoring year to date, having averaged 19.2 points per game – 15.3 for his NBA career. Porter utilizes his shot-creating abilities to put his share of points on the board from everywhere on the floor. One area he has improved in mightily over the past two years is his 3-point shooting, having hit 37.1 percent of his tries on a mighty 6.7 attempts per contest.

Porter would be a seamless fit off of Milwaukee’s bench. He’d instantly give them the creation the team desperately needs from a reserve, putting points on the board in a hurry. While he would be likely Jrue Holiday’s backup, he could also play alongside Holiday to take on more of the offensive workload while Holiday focuses on his defensive tasks, which would help tremendously.

While Milwaukee would lose two key veterans in Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton, this trade would open up minutes for younger players like MarJon Beauchamp, Andre Jackson Jr., A.J. Green, and others. On that same note, Porter would help with adding youth to this rotation, giving them a 23-year-old guard who has plenty of room to grow.