Bucks add championship experience, defense via Kings
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Something is brewing in Sacramento, and the Milwaukee Bucks could potentially look into the matter.
Per Yahoo! Sports' Jake Fischer, the Sacramento Kings have been calling opposing front offices to gauge the value of a Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter package. Furthermore, Davion Mitchell is available in trade talks. Perhaps those rumors helped a fan think of this proposal.
Both players have some appeal.
Barnes is an experienced vet who has won at the highest level and can play either forward position. He's currently having one of his least-productive seasons yet, but Barnes can still provide versatility, serviceable defense, 3-point shooting, and scoring.
The Bucks have had interest in Barnes in the past, notably when they explored acquiring him along with Bogdan Bogdanovic in 2020, per ESPN's Zach Lowe. Times have certainly changed, but perhaps they wouldn't be opposed to bringing him in once again.
As for Mitchell, he came into this league as a defensive-minded guard. At 6-foot-2, he's served as an energizer on that end whenever he's played, making life difficult for opposing ball-handlers. He could give the Bucks a tough guard defender and a new backup point guard all in one.
In his third season, Mitchell has basically fallen entirely out of Sacramento's rotation and could use a change of scenery. Not only could Milwaukee offer him that, but they could give him legitimate time as they aim to solve their defensive woes, allowing him to grow and develop.
Despite the appeal on Milwaukee's end, it would be surprising to see Sacramento accept this offer. They have been heavily featured in rumors this season, chasing big fish such as Pascal Siakam and Zach LaVine. Barnes and Mitchell would likely have to be involved in packages for either.
With their sights set on All-Star caliber players, it would be surprising to see the Kings deal some of their most valuable assets for a package like this. Perhaps they'd be attracted to a 28-year-old former Sixth Man of the Year finalist in Portis as a younger option to Barnes, but even then, it's unlikely.
Grade for Milwaukee: B+
Grade for Sacramento: C+