Grade the Trade: Milwaukee Bucks add sharpshooter in mock trade with Detroit Pistons

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Could the Milwaukee Bucks add another shooter at the NBA Trade Deadline? When Jon Horst took over as general manager in 2017, he planned to get shooters around Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

Now that Milwaukee has been an elite franchise for the past five seasons, Horst has slowly built a roster that shoots the three while defending at a high level.

At the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, Horst acquired Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans. The thought was that Mirotic could space the floor, and getting a premium catch-and-shoot player would bode well for Giannis. It didn't work out that way, as Mirotic was unplayable in the series against Toronto, as he shot a paltry 28 percent from three and 37 percent from the field.

Since then, Horst has shied away from adding pure shooters at the deadline, but could this be a year where he adds Detroit Pistons sharpshooter Alec Burks? Burks is on a bad Pistons team, but he's been the lone bright spot, averaging 12.5 points and shooting 40 percent from three. This trade proposal could net them a consistent outside shooter.

Grade the Trade: Milwaukee Bucks add sharpshooter in mock trade with Detroit Pistons

Bucks/Pistons Burks

This trade was proposed by Tyler Watts in his latest article for Behind The Buck Pass.

This mock proposal has the Milwaukee Bucks acquiring Burks for Pat Connaughton and a pair of second round picks.

This trade could work out well for both sides, as Burks could provide the Bucks with much-needed offense coming off the bench, and while he isn't the greatest defender, he's also playing on a team with six wins, so this could be a scenario where his defense is overshadowed by how bad the Pistons are.