3 NBA trade targets the Milwaukee Bucks should currently have circled

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Milwaukee Bucks: Grayson Allen, Indiana Pacers: Buddy Hield
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Milwaukee Bucks Trade Target – Buddy Hield

Up until last season’s NBA Trade Deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers were linked to Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield and center Myles Turner. Per ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Pacers would have done the deal if the Lakers offered two first round picks, in all likelihood, but they didn’t. It would be a wise move for the Milwaukee Bucks to see what it would take to get Hield.

There’s no questioning how seamlessly Hield would fit in with the Milwaukee Bucks. He is one of the best long-distance shooters in the entire NBA, having shot 40.2 percent on 7.7 attempts per game in his career thus far. He’s also averaged 16.1 points in that same timeframe, meaning the two-guard would give the Bucks the perfect scoring and shooting combination they need.

Over the years, the Bucks have surrounded Giannis Antetokounmpo with perimeter shooters like Kyle Korver, Bryn Forbes, and Grayson Allen. The sole purpose of those players was to shoot the ball when Antetokounmpo kicked it out to them, and they all fared decently well in that role, but Hield would take it to a new level. The wide-open looks he would receive would be bountiful.

Hield is on the books for an expiring $18.6 million this coming season. If the Bucks legitimately want to fix a glaring hole on their roster in the scoring department and add one of the top 3-point shooters in the game today, that’s a reasonable salary. The Bucks should call their divisional rival and see what it would take to get Hield in a green jersey.