Ranking 5 Milwaukee Bucks likeliest to be traded in 2024 off-season

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No. 2 - Bobby Portis

There was a legitimate sense that the Milwaukee Bucks would trade Bobby Portis this past season, as his name was floating around in rumors constantly. There were so many that it was pretty stunning to see him still on the roster when the trade deadline buzzer sounded. Portis had a much better second half of the season, but it likely was not enough to prevent him from being involved in rumors again.

Portis is undeniably one of Milwaukee's best trade assets. Despite what some Bucks fans will say, he's one of the better reserves in the entire business and can provide a spark constantly with his scoring, rebounding and electric attitude. Opposing teams would love to get their hands on a player who could do all of that for them.

The big man is also on an interesting deal financially. Making $12.6 million next season, other teams may view that as a potential bargain, especially if they envision a bigger role for him than sixth man. That easily digestible contract will only add to the intrigue as other teams poke around the idea of bringing aboard the big man.

Portis lands at No. 2 because a world exists where the Bucks do hold onto him, especially if they do opt to move on from Brook Lopez, as it would allow them to keep some of their size. Yet, it seems much likelier that he would be moved instead of Lopez.