5 No-brainer trades Bucks should make before the deadline

The Bucks should look to make these trades before the Feb. 8 deadline.

Milwaukee Bucks, Jon Horst, Doc Rivers
Milwaukee Bucks, Jon Horst, Doc Rivers / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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4.  Bucks add wing scorer

Milwaukee is relying heavily on Malik Beasley, who is having the best season of his career playing off Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo. There have been plenty of open looks and scoring chances. The Bucks need another wing to round out their rotation, but who is available in their price range?

Detroit has just six wins and is attempting to avoid a historically bad season. There is talk about them buying at the deadline, but the Pistons will have the top lottery odds either way. They should maximize their roster by trading away expiring contracts like Alec Burks. The Bucks will be one of several teams interested in the 6’6 wing.

Burks to Bucks

Burks has shot over 40 percent from 3-point range for four straight years. He can score 12 points in 20 minutes per game and is no stranger to spacing the floor and knocking down open looks. The 6’6 wing can guard multiple positions, but he is far from a lockdown option. Still, the Bucks could use another bucket getter.

The Milwaukee Bucks have Bobby Portis as their sixth man, but Alec Burks could give the team another trusted option off the bench. This would be the franchise embracing offense and trying to outscore the opposition. It is a risky strategy, and the Bucks may be better off searching for a 3-and-D wing to round out their roster.