1. Bucks trade for Bridges
The Hornets traded Terry Rozier and plan on making more moves before the deadline. They have just ten wins and should look to build up their draft capital. Gordon Hayward is firmly on the trade block, but Charlotte should look to move on from Miles Bridges too.
The 6’7 forward did not play last season as he dealt with legal issues. Bridges is back this season and averaging 20.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.1 steals in 37.1 minutes per game. The 25-year-old has been outstanding but becomes an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. If he is not part of the long-term future in Charlotte, they should trade him for the best available offer.
His trade market will be down, and the Bucks may get a steal. There are worries about his off-court behavior, but Bridges could get his first NBA playoff experience in Milwaukee playing next to Giannis and Dame. If that does not motivate him, it is difficult to say what would.
The Milwaukee Bucks should look to improve their roster before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Can they get another key piece and improve their title odds? The Bucks are light on assets, but GM Jon Horst will be aggressive. Stay tuned to see what goes down.