3 Chicago Bulls the Milwaukee Bucks should monitor as trade rumors intensify

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No. 2 - Patrick Williams

If Caruso is off the table, the Bucks should at least ask about Patrick Williams. The fourth-year forward has shown glimpses of two-way potential throughout his NBA career. Though he’s currently putting up some of the worst numbers of his career, Williams would make for a great addition to the team as they look for more help on the defensive end.

Williams is 6-foot-7 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan. He’s very versatile defensively, and he can be tasked with guarding multiple different positions. Although Crowder seemed like a great fitbefore his injury, the Bucks are still looking for the perfect small-ball power forward for when they put Giannis Antetokounmpo at center, and Williams could be just that.

Adding him would also help the Bucks' recent emphasis on youth. The team made it a priority to bring in more youth this past off-season, and the 22-year-old Williams would continue that trend. Given that he's so young, Williams has a ton of upside. Playing alongside other top players like Antetokounmpo and Lillard, perhaps some of that potential could be unearthed.

The forward is making $9.8 million this season, which, as previously mentioned, makes him a fair target financially for the Bucks. However, despite that, the major roadblock that could prevent the Bucks from landing Williams is that if Chicago enters a rebuild, it would make sense for them to keep their young 22-year-old forward and instead trade away the seasoned veterans.