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.

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Expendable: MarJon Beauchamp

The 2022 first-round pick is not ready for a 20-plus minutes per game role on a title-contending roster. Beauchamp is making shots and has been in the rotation, but his playing time is inconsistent. The 23-year-old still has untapped potential, but it is championship or bust in Cream City.

Milwaukee only has four players on their roster under 24 years old. Beauchamp and 2023 second-round draft pick Andre Jackson Jr. are the only two consistently getting playing time. The Bucks could shop the young duo in hopes of enticing a rebuilding team into giving up a role player.

Beauchamp has playmaking and defensive questions. He averages just 1.9 assists and 2.0 turnovers per 36 minutes for his career. Having a negative assist-to-turnover ratio is always problematic, and the 6’6 wing has struggled to fit into the scheme defensively. Trading for him would be a bet on his potential, but teams will be hesitant because of Beauchamp’s age.

The Milwaukee Bucks playoff rotation features plenty of question marks off the bench. Expect the franchise to try to trade MarJon Beauchamp as part of a package to land a trusted option, but it won’t be easy. The Bucks are light on draft capital and young talent with significant trade value.