Grade the Trade: Bucks patch several roster holes in mock deal with division rival

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Unlike last off-season with their blockbuster move for Damian Lillard, the Milwaukee Bucks likely will not be making any seismic trades this summer.

Although the team will have a couple of tradeable draft picks that could be very useful in trade talks, their financial situation makes it unlikely that they pull off anything too massive. Truthfully, that's not the end all be all for the Bucks, as aside from just simply staying healthy, the best thing for this roster may be just making a few moves around the edges to complement their star players.

One such move that would fit the bill comes from Bleacher Report in their latest article involving a mock trade for every team currently not in the NBA Finals - so everyone, excluding the Celtics and Mavericks. Understanding Milwaukee's limited wiggle room, their writers posted an eye-catching proposal that would see the Bucks strike a deal with one of their division rivals.

The mock trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls

Bucks/Bulls Mock

The deal is pretty straightforward. To shed Pat Connaughton's $9.4 million annual salary over the next two seasons, the Bucks attach a first-rounder to him and send him to Chicago. In return, the Bulls give up Ayo Dosunmu, an eye-catching guard set to make around $7 million over the next two seasons.

It's an interesting proposal for both sides, so let us break down the perspective of both teams and give them each a letter grade based on how this deal would work out for each party.