Despite having 15 standard players on the roster and all their two-way and training camp slots locked up going forward, the Milwaukee Bucks still do not have a reliable backup point guard under contract as it currently stands. For some, this is very problematic, while others think the roster has a fine amount of ball-handlers, though they might not be pure point guards.
Due to all of this, trade rumors and suggestions have not stopped swirling on social media among the Milwaukee Bucks fandom.
This trade in particular was proposed by Behind the Buck Pass site expert Dalton Sell in one of his most recent articles. It’s a fairly straightforward player swap: Milwaukee trades Grayson Allen to the Washington Wizards, and in exchange, they get Delon Wright.
Grade the trade: Bucks add established backup guard in swap with Wizards
The merit there is obvious from the get-go: the Bucks need playmaking, and the Wizards need more offensive firepower. On paper, it should look like everyone walks away from this deal happy, right? Wright is a proven veteran who can provide solid playmaking, defense, and shooting off the bench. Allen is a young and talented player, but he is still developing, and he may not be ready to contribute at a high level right away, as proven by his last few playoff outings with the squad.
Let’s grade the trade by looking at how the teams involved are affected and who these players are at this point in their respective careers. After that, we will hand it a letter grade.