3 Mock 2024 NBA Trade Deadline deals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets

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If the Nets are not interested in trading Royce O'Neale, this is another type of trade the Bucks could do. This would give the Bucks both some offense off the bench with Lonnie Walker, and some defense off the bench with Dennis Smith. Their bench would instantly become better and more versatile, and it would give them some intriguing lineup options.

Walker is currently averaging 12 points per game (in just 18 minutes per game) and shooting nearly 44 percent from three, so his offense would definitely be a nice addition to a Bucks bench that has very little offensive firepower, currently ranking 22nd in bench points per game. Even if Walker is just a half-year rental, his offense off the bench could really help the Bucks make a deep playoff run.

The Nets are probably unlikely to be retaining Lonnie Walker after this season, so receiving a young MarJon Beauchamp and some second-round draft capital (including that early second-round pick from Portland this season) is not a bad return for them.

Whether he makes a move with the Nets or any other team, it will be interesting to see what Jon Horst is able to pull off at the trade deadline this season.

Stay tuned for more Milwaukee Bucks trade updates and rumors.