5 Dream, 5 realistic trade targets for the Milwaukee Bucks to monitor

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Dream trade target - Marcus Smart, Memphis Grizzlies

A lot of people have floated the idea of the Milwaukee Bucks making a run at Marcus Smart, and it's clear to see why. The Defensive Player of the Year would be a perfect fit on this team, giving them one of the top defenders at the guard position in the entire NBA to help strengthen the perimeter defense mightily. It would take some warming up to for some Bucks fans, but this would be a huge move.

As good as it would be for the Bucks to get him, it's not too realistic. The Grizzlies just gave up a haul to pry Smart from the Boston Celtics in the off-season, and it's unlikely that the Bucks could attract them too much with what little assets they have. Still, it's undeniably worth attempting, as Smart may be the needle-tipper this team needs defensively to get things clicking.

Realistic trade target - Royce O'Neale, Brooklyn Nets

Back to Brooklyn. If the Bucks don't have enough to get Finney-Smith, perhaps they could turn their attention to Royce O'Neale, another versatile forward mentioned in rumors recently. Acquiring the veteran would give Milwaukee another mobile defender who can constantly make things happen on the perimeter, despite being a tad undersized at 6-foot-4. He could help this team out.

O'Neale teeters on falling into the dream category because Scotto reported that executives believe Brooklyn wants a protected first rounder. The Bucks don't have too much draft capital, but they do possess a few second rounders and other talent that could make Brooklyn think. It's not out of the question that they could get O'Neale, so he'll land in the realistic category.

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