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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Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp, Los Angeles Lakers: Dennis Schroder
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The Toronto Raptors’ perspective on this trade with the Milwaukee Bucks

I think the Raptors would seriously consider this trade were it to be offered to them. Yes, they have just signed Schröder, but they still get a rotation player in return in Connaughton and then can add Beauchamp to their young roster as they look to build a core for the future.

It would add a slight logjam for them at the wing position with Scottie Barnes, O.G. Anunoby, Gradey Dick, and then if they do add Beauchamp. That is a lot of minutes that need sharing so they would likely play a small ball lineup at times. Schröder may even start at point for them this season so then they would have to make another move to bolster their guard play as well were this trade to go through.

Last season, they finished as the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 41-41, and with their young roster, are most certainly looking towards the future more so than now. One thing they may not like about this is Connaughton’s contract. He has two years left at $9.4m with a player option for the 2025-26 season when he is 33 years old. The Raptors would likely have to move him on or see him as part of their team as a veteran presence for the next couple of seasons.

This may not be the perfect trade for the Raptors due to the positions of who they get in return, but on the face of the players, they would easily win this trade. I just can’t see it happening from the Bucks.