Trade target No. 3 - Royce O'Neale
Royce O'Neale is the most realistic trade target on this list, as he's been mentioned in trade rumors within the past year. Yahoo Sports' Jake Fischer reported back in June that the Brooklyn Nets were talking to teams about O'Neale. It's unclear if the Milwaukee Bucks were among the teams they had conversations with, but they should at least kick the tires on what it would take to get the veteran.
O'Neale would give Milwaukee another strong wing defender, as the 6-foot-4 forward can be used as a switchable piece on the outside. With Jae Crowder out of the lineup for the next several weeks after undergoing surgery, O'Neale would provide some immediate help and shore up Milwaukee's depth. In addition to being a strong defender, he can provide perimeter shooting as well, which always helps.
Financially, O'Neale is making just under $10 million this season, making him a reasonable target for the Bucks in that regard. The question is what exactly the Nets might want for O'Neale. Fischer noted that they were asking for a first round pick this past summer, which the Bucks couldn't do. If they were to lower the price, as O'Neale is an expiring contract, the Bucks would have a much better shot.
In addition to O'Neale, the Nets have another compelling option in Dorian Finney-Smith, who was also mentioned in trade rumors this past summer. Of the two, O'Neale is the likelier target for the Bucks, as Finney-Smith could likely fetch Brooklyn a better return. Both would be fine additions to this team, so it would be wise for the Bucks to keep an eye on the Nets leading up to the trade deadline.
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