7 Players the Milwaukee Bucks should hope get bought out after NBA Trade Deadline

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Otto Porter Jr., Utah Jazz

This writer proposed the idea of the Bucks making a run at Otto Porter Jr. via trade before the trade deadline passed. However, that was put to rest when the Raptors traded Porter to the Utah Jazz in a surprising deal. It's unclear what the Jazz plan to do with the veteran, but if he were to hit the market, he'd be in high demand. If that happened, the Bucks should have an interest in his services.

Porter would give the Bucks another battle-tested wing who has good size at 6-foot-8. He could be the key to unlocking ever-versatile lineup combinations for Milwaukee. He can play either position at the forward slot, maybe even some small-ball four when the Bucks put Giannis Antetokounmpo at the center position.

The forward is most known for his efforts with the Golden State Warriors in 2022, where he helped the team win the NBA Championship due to his two-way play. In this scenario, the hope is that he could do the same thing for the Bucks, playing tough defense on the wing while also knocking down outside shots.

Porter would not be homerun signing, as there are injury concerns. The forward has been banged up quite a bit throughout his career, and he's only appeared in 22 games over the past season and a half. Yet, if he's healthy right now, bringing him aboard down the stretch could be worth the gamble to give the Bucks another versatile forward for cheap.