1. Bucks get playoff standout in 3-team trade
The Bulls are exploring the trade market for Zach LaVine, but have multiple veterans that could be available if Chicago decides to completely rebuild. They will have a decision to make on DeMar DeRozan and his expiring contract. The two sides are reportedly not close on an extension, which makes trading him the most likely move.
The Bucks should try to jump into a deal as the third team. They can offer Chicago two second-round picks for a veteran rotation player the Bulls have zero interest in. If the Lakers decide to get DeRozan, Milwaukee could snag Gabe Vincent at a discount.
This is a win-win-win trade. The Bulls maximize their draft capital in return to jumpstart their rebuild. Los Angeles gets a third star, and the Bucks land a key piece from the Heat’s NBA Finals run last season. Vincent was a starter and their third-leading scorer throughout the postseason. He could play a massive role in Milwaukee if the Bucks pull off this trade.
Will they be able to make an impactful trade before the deadline? The Bucks are all-in on winning right now. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the best players in the world, and Damian Lillard is still elite. Now is the time for Milwaukee, so expect them to be aggressive in upgrading their roster whenever they get the chance.