Bucks add two wings in trade with Hawks
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With the Atlanta Hawks featured so heavily in trade rumors, the Bucks should certainly call them.
In terms of desirable two-way wings, it doesn't get much better than De'Andre Hunter. He's 6-foot-8 and can match up against plenty of different archetypes, which is exactly what the Bucks need now. When top wings come to town, Hunter could take the assignment of guarding them.
On offense, he's no slouch either. For his career, he's averaged 14 points per game while shooting over 36 percent from three. This season, he's currently having a career year from three, knocking in over 40 percent of his 3-pointers. Numbers like that would certainly help Milwaukee.
The other incoming part of this trade would not be just a throw-in. AJ Griffin, son of Bucks coach Adrian Griffin, has plenty of untapped potential. He's taken a step back this season after missing time due to personal reasons, but at 20 years old, he's got room to grow on both sides of the ball.
Griffin is another 6-foot-6 player who, at the bare minimum, would provide more depth on the wing. Teams can never have enough wing depth in today's NBA. However, perhaps Griffin could break into the rotation and be a serviceable piece if his father can bring the best out of him.
Outgoing, the Bucks would ship out their two best bench players and a reserve who doesn't see time on the regular in Robin Lopez. Hunter and Griffin would be immediate upgrades over Connaughton and Portis, giving the Bucks a pair of stellar wings.
In reality, this is a pretty lopsided trade. Per The Athletic's Shams Charania (subscription required), Hunter and Griffin were two key pieces in the framework of Pascal Siakam trade talks last summer. That is still on the table, so it would be incredibly odd if they settled for something like this instead.
Atlanta also not getting a single draft pick from Milwaukee in this is outrageous. Even the Bucks' two second-rounders added in, it's hard to imagine the Hawks entertaining this deal when there are no shortage of bigger fish out there they can pursue before the trade deadline.
Grade for Milwaukee: A+
Grade for Atlanta: D