Ranking every Milwaukee Bucks player by trade likelihood

Dec 13, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) gets a pass away
Dec 13, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) gets a pass away / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 3 - MarJon Beauchamp

Many people were expecting a year-two breakout for MarJon Beauchamp. However, it has not taken place just yet, as the sophomore has struggled to stick in the rotation. While the Bucks would love to keep him and develop him, if the right opportunity presents itself, they may feel inclined to move him for a win-now piece, especially given his hot and cold rotational minutes.

Beauchamp is someone opposing teams would like to get their hands on, especially with what little Milwaukee has to offer in terms of draft assets. He just turned 23 years old and has plenty of potential as a two-way wing if given a legitimate opportunity. With a $2.6 million salary for this season, the wing has an affordable deal that should captivate opposing teams.

No. 2 - Bobby Portis

Bucks fans seem divided on whether or not they want Bobby Portis to be included in trade packages. One side believes he's an incredibly valuable spark off of the bench, while the other thinks they could sacrifice the fan favorite if it gives them a needed defensive ace. If the Bucks want to make a massive or even decently-sized trade, he'd likely have to be included.

The big man is making $11.7 million this season, which is solid for his production. Plenty of teams in the NBA would want a Sixth Man of the Year candidate on their roster if given a chance, so demand would not be a problem here. Again, it would absolutely have to be the right package, but if a trade goes down in the coming month, Portis seems like one of the likeliest Bucks to be included.

No. 1 - Pat Connaughton

Pat Connaughton's salary and status as a player make him the likeliest Buck to be dealt by the trade deadline. At $9.4 million, he's got a decently-sized salary, which could be crucial in helping facilitate a deal for a player with a bigger contract. If the Bucks want to make a significant move, one of Portis or Connaughton will likely have to go due to their salaries.

Though he's having a down year, Connaughton is still a player whom teams may value. He's proven that he can help a team win at the highest level by serving as a do-it-all player. A team looking to take the next step or a championship contender looking for reserve help might show interest if he were to be made available. The Bucks would only move him if it were for a key piece in return.

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