5 Bucks who are expendable, 5 they can't afford to trade

The Bucks may look to make a trade before the Feb. 8 deadline.

Milwaukee Bucks, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Cannot afford to trade: Malik Beasley

Beasley has immediately fit in Milwaukee after signing a one-year veteran minimum contract in the offseason. He has been the Bucks' fifth starter and is feasting on open shots. Beasley is shooting a career-high 47.7 percent from the field and 45.5 percent on his threes. He is top-ten in 3-point percentage in the NBA and the open looks will keep coming.

Two of the Bucks' four best two-man combinations by net rating feature Malik Beasley. Milwaukee is scoring 125 points per 100 possessions with the 6’4 wing on the floor, and he has produced the second-highest win shares per 48 minutes of his career.

The Bucks are not finding a better fit on a minimum contract. They are benefitting from the 27-year-old struggling with the Lakers and falling out of their playoff rotation. Beasley is in his prime and motivated to prove he can be a key piece on a contender. He has done an outstanding job so far in Milwaukee.

Beasley is a career 38.2 percent 3-point shooter and is getting more open looks than ever before. His 62.4 effective field goal percentage will be difficult to maintain, but just being efficient will be massive as the Milwaukee Bucks look to find a bit more consistency.