Grade the trade: Bucks move fan-favorite for elite bench scorer in mock deal

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The Milwaukee Bucks front office has never been one to be complacent over the past few years.

With a generational superstar in Giannis Antetokounmpo, they've constantly made moves to put this team in what they believe is the best position to win. Good or bad, moves will be made year after year. Though the Bucks are currently in the hunt for their second championship in the Antetokounmpo era, Bleacher Report's Greg Swartz recently proposed a trade that would see them shake things up.

A mock trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz

Clarkson Bucks

Jordan Clarkson has been a fan-favorite target for Bucks fans for a while. Before the 2022-23 season, Milwaukee "showed a lot of interest" in trading for Clarkson, per The Athletic's Tony Jones. However, for whatever reason, the Jazz refused to take back George Hill in return, which prevented a deal from coming to fruition.

This scenario would allow the Bucks to take another swing at acquiring the electric bench scorer in the upcoming NBA off-season.

Meanwhile, the Bucks would gut their bench by moving a trio of players, including fan-favorite guard AJ Green, who has really come on under Doc Rivers. Pat Connaughton and MarJon Beauchamp would be needed for salary purposes to go along with the ultimate sweetener in Portland's pick, which is projected to be an early second-rounder in this upcoming draft.

It's certainly an interesting deal, so let's dive in and break it down by analyzing the point of view of both teams before handing it a letter grade.