Grade the Trade: Milwaukee Bucks add FIBA World Cup Hero via Raptors

Mar 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Milwaukee Bucks have had rumors circulating recently about potential trade targets to look at in the upcoming NBA season. They haven’t made a move this off-season bar trading during the draft in order to select Andre Jackson Jr.

Following their first round exit in the playoffs, one of the areas the Bucks will look to improve is their backup guard position. Having lost Jevon Carter, this is a big void that hasn’t been filled yet unless the organization feels one of the young guys added can take on that role.

Recently, ClutchPoints suggested a trade for a FIBA World Cup hero who I am a big fan of. However, and without wanting to give up the grade for this trade, it is wild, and I don’t think it will even be considered with these terms.

The trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors

This trade was proposed by ClutchPoints and granted they do say the idea is “far-fetched” which is quite polite I think. Now I am a big fan of Dennis Schröder, and he can be a real asset off the bench for a championship-contending team.

This trade is just crazy though. It would see the FIBA World Cup MVP lead the second unit and also be effective in crunch time. The Bucks would then send Pat Connaughton and MarJon Beauchamp to Canada.

Connaughton is one of the first names off the bench for the Bucks, and his rebounding and scoring were key in the 2021 title win. Beauchamp is someone that the front office has real high hopes for and is someone that the fans would love to see get on the court more this season.

It would fill the void of the backup point guard position for the Bucks, but it would take a lot for them to give up this sort of package to add a bench player. It should be noted that the guard cannot be traded until December 15 at the earliest due to signing a contract this past off-season.

With the details out of the way, let’s take a closer look.