Milwaukee Bucks player tiers from untouchable to available before NBA trade deadline

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Tier 3 - Almost certainly staying put, but what's the best offer? Beasley, Crowder, Jackson Jr., and Livingston

The Bucks don't have much incentive to trade Malik Beasley. Playing on a minimum deal, Beasley has been huge for Milwaukee, shooting a red-hot 47.5 percent from downtown. He's gotten a bad rep for his defense, but that's primarily because he's been thrust into guarding top-tier players due to a lack of legitimate wing defenders elsewhere on the roster.

For how much they're paying him, Beasley has been a steal, especially considering the production he is giving them as a starter. Fans can debate about whether he should be starting or coming off of the bench, but there's no denying that he has a spot in the rotation and that a trade, unless it's for a huge upgrade, wouldn't make much sense.

A lot of what was said about Beasley can be said about Jae Crowder. He's another veteran having a quality season while playing on a minimum deal. Crowder has faced a major bump in the road after undergoing surgery in November, but after missing two months, he's officially back in the lineup and ready to help this team pursue their ultimate goal.

Crowder checks off plenty of boxes for the Bucks. While he won't fix their defense, he's a strong and sturdy wing defender who can provide versatility. Offensively, he's a strong outside shooter and can get hot in a hurry. Furthermore, the veteran provides toughness and leadership. Given his small salary and skills, it wouldn't make a ton of sense to move him.

Now, onto Milwaukee's two second-round picks from this past off-season, which have the potential to be one of the team's best draft classes in a long time.

Andre Jackson Jr.'s role has been all over the place this season, but as of late, he's been a regular for Adrian Griffin, and he's producing. When he is on the floor, the rookie makes an impact by hustling on both ends, attacking the glass, playing intense defense, and even scoring. He's the type of youngster this team has longed for, and it wouldn't make sense to trade him, especially on his current deal.

Livingston hasn't played as prominent of a role, but he's flashed potential as well. He's a sturdy wing at 6-foot-6, 220lbs, who could develop into a quality contributor with time. As the youngest player on the roster, there isn't much of a role for him right now, as he's quite raw, and the team likely took him with the intention of allowing him to develop by playing the long game.

Milwaukee clearly saw something in Livingston when they selected him in the draft, as they gave him the richest deal in NBA history for a final pick ever. They likely view him as a long-term piece, and if so, they might not make him untouchable, but it would take an incredibly captivating offer for them to move on from him.

That last sentence pretty much sums up everyone in this section.