6 Mock deals the Milwaukee Bucks should pursue ahead of 2024 NBA Trade Deadline

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A mock trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz

Bucks/Jazz trade

Kris Dunn likely isn't a target that many had on their Bucks' bingo cards. Yet, the idea came about after Ben Anderson of KSL Sports stated that the former lottery pick would be a quality fit for the Bucks. With the guard not playing a prominent role for the Utah Jazz this season, perhaps Milwaukee could make an offer to legitimately use him.

Despite being a former fifth overall pick, Dunn has bounced around the league. He's never quite been able to blossom, but he's shown glimpses of potential in spurts, particularly defensively. His greatest showing came during the 2019-20 season, where he narrowly missed an All-Defensive team honor. The Bucks could use a defensive-minded guard right now.

To be clear, Dunn would not be a needle-tipper or anything. He has flaws, notably that he is just a bit undersized at 6-foot-3, meaning there would be situations where scorers could take advantage of him - see the Bucks with George Hill in the 2022 NBA Playoffs. However, in a reserve role, the guard could give Milwaukee a defensive spark as a part of the rotation.

Dunn likely would not cost the Bucks a ton asset-wise to acquire, given his minimum salary and small role for the Jazz. The combined salaries of Cameron Payne and Robin Lopez would get it done, and the Bucks could add in a second-rounder. Milwaukee would also open up a roster spot in this mock, allowing them to bring in a free agent off of the buyout market, which could be a good move.