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

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No. 3 - Torrey Craig

How about a reunion? While he might not be as attractive of a name as Caruso or Williams, Torrey Craig could make sense as a target for the Bucks. Of course, the forward is familiar with Milwaukee, having played for the Bucks to start the 2020-21 season. His tenure was uneventful, as he never found his footing before being traded. Perhaps the two sides could come together once again.

The Bucks could use a switchable and versatile defender like Craig following the loss of Jae Crowder, who will be out for approximately eight weeks following surgery. The 32-year-old stands at 6-foot-7 and has plenty of experience guarding household names, much like Crowder. The familiarity with Craig could make a move more reasonable, as he's got experience with the players and front office.

From a financial perspective, it doesn't get much better. The veteran forward is making $2.5 million this season and has a player option worth $2.8 million next year. That'd be an easy salary to absorb for the Bucks, though Craig cannot be traded until December due to signing a deal in free agency this past off-season. Unlike Caruso or Williams, putting together a deal would not be too complicated.

One thing that may make the Bucks hesitant about going after Craig is that it could possibly hinder the development of MarJon Beauchamp and Andre Jackson Jr. Both have seen an uptick in time in Crowder's absence, and that should continue throughout the year. Even then, a team can never have too many wing defenders, so even if it's for depth, Craig would be a justifiable target for Milwaukee.

Ultimately, the Bulls have a lot of compelling trade candidates if they do indeed plan on going through some major changes in the coming months. The Bucks should keep an eye on the situation.

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