Grade the trade: The verdict
Personally, I think this is a fair trade that could benefit both teams.
The Bucks get a veteran backup point guard who can help them win now, while the Wizards get a young wing player with potential. I would give the trade a grade of B+ because there are some risks involved for both teams.
Wright is not a great 3-point shooter, and he would not be able to space the floor for the Bucks’ offense. Additionally, Wright is not a great ball-handler, and he would not be able to create his own shot as well as Holiday or Hill.
Allen is a streaky shooter, and he has a history of making questionable plays. However, the Wizards should believe that he has the potential to help out their squad offensively as they embrace a full rebuild after letting go of Bradley Beal. Allen helps out their spacing, while the playmaking lost with Delon Wright is replaced by Jordan Poole’s production.
On the part of Milwaukee, this isn’t just another trade option to consider. They should be strongly pursuing it as Wright is one of the well-established backup point guard options out there who can be acquired for relatively cheap. This trade shouldn’t require anything out of the Bucks beyond Allen, and if it happens, it also clears up their current logjam at the wing and shooting guard positions.
Considering the roster’s area of need right now, Wright would likely come off the bench for the Bucks, where he would be a valuable backup point guard. He would be able to defend multiple positions and create shots for his teammates. Wright is also a good passer, and he would help to facilitate the Bucks’ offense when Holiday sits.
BTBP Grade: B+
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