5 Bucks most likely to be traded before the deadline

These Bucks could have new homes after the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

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3. MarJon Beauchamp

Beauchamp was the Bucks' first-round pick in 2022, but he has failed to live up to that hype. He has fallen out of the rotation in recent weeks, despite the 23-year-old shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 39.7 percent on his 3-point attempts. Beauchamp’s defense remains subpar, and new head coach Doc Rivers is not playing him.

The 6’6 wing has improved his jumper this season. Can he lock in on the defensive end and become a trusted option for a contending team? Beauchamp is likely a few years away from getting there, so the Bucks need to find a rebuilding team that believes in his potential.

Beauchamp is on his rookie scale contract through 2026 when he becomes a restricted free agent. He makes just $7.4 million combined over the next two seasons. The 23-year-old will not offer much in terms of matching salary in a trade, but the team acquiring him gets an affordable contract for a wing with potential.

The Milwaukee Bucks may have to offer Beauchamp and Andre Jackson Jr. to get a meaningful upgrade, given their lack of draft capital. Two second-round picks won’t get them far. Finding a team in on their two young players could be the key to finding the final piece of their championship roster.