7 Sleeper trade targets for the Bucks to pursue this offseason

The Bucks need to find some undervalued targets to add to their roster.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are not satisfied after two straight first-round playoff exits. Giannis Antetokounmpo missed time in both series, but the franchise wants to contend for championships. They were not in that race in 2024 and must improve their roster (subscription required) this offseason. The new tax aprons will make things difficult, but the Bucks can still add talent.

They will have only minimum contracts to offer in free agency, but playing next to Giannis and Damian Lillard has appeal. Jon Horst has not always struck gold in this area, but Milwaukee should try to find a difference-maker or two. They have two draft picks to add young talent and must get aggressive in the trade market again.

The Bucks cannot add a marquee name without sending back one of their top four players. Even then, they have limited draft capital and young talents to offer. Milwaukee’s front office should be searching for undervalued targets capable of making a significant impact in a new role.

7. Isaiah Joe

The Thunder have one of the youngest teams in the league, but their financial crunch is coming. They had the best regular season record in the Western Conference and won their first playoff series since 2016. OKC has three budding stars and their roster will get more expensive yearly. The new spending restrictions will force the Thunder to make tough decisions and those could start this offseason.

Joe becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2025, and Oklahoma City may try to trade him immediately to get value in return.

There will be no shortage of interest in a 6’4 wing capable of shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. The Bucks need floor spacers around their star, and Joe kept making shots throughout the Thunder’s playoff run. He would play a larger role in Milwaukee and make a significant impact if given the chance.

The Bucks should be searching for similar options on the trade market, and the Thunder have multiple players who would help Milwaukee right now.