4. The Bucks get 2 rotation pieces from the Wizards
The Wizards have won just two of their first 11 games and are in the early stages of a rebuild. They will put multiple veterans on the block before the trade deadline and could be one of the biggest sellers in February.
Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole will generate the headlines if they become available, but Danilo Gallinari and Delon Wright could both help contenders in search of depth. The Bucks simply need rotation pieces and could try to acquire two pieces of their eight-man postseason rotation in one move.
Wright gives the Bucks some needed perimeter defense and size on the ball. The 6’5 guard is currently out with a knee injury, but this trade cannot happen until January. If Wright proves he is healthy, the Bucks could have interest.
Danilo Gallinari can still flat-out get buckets and would be a change-of-pace option for Milwaukee. It would cost them four smaller salaries, but Pat Connaughton is the only player likely to be in their playoff rotation. The Bucks hope they get two options for one when the games matter most.
This would be a risky move, but the Milwaukee Bucks are all-in on winning a championship. Getting two quality role players also opens up roster space to sign someone off the buyout market. The Bucks would be limited to players making the non-taxpayer mid-level exception or less before being let go, but Milwaukee could hope to add another piece.