5 Trade targets the Bucks can pivot to after shocking Alex Caruso deal

There are several defensive-minded guards out there.
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Quentin Grimes

When the New York Knicks were allegedly shopping Quentin Grimes at the trade deadline last season, this writer wanted to Bucks to take a swing at him. Ultimately, he landed with the Detroit Pistons and only appeared in six contests with them due to injury. If Detroit's new front office is willing to entertain offers for the guard this off-season, the Milwaukee Bucks should call.

In his first two NBA seasons, Grimes showed glimpses of potential on both sides of the ball, shooting the long ball extremely well while using his 6-foot-5 stature to guard players from guards to forwards. That's exactly the type of player the Bucks could use in the backcourt, giving them a much-needed perimeter defender who can space the floor well for the stars.

Having just turned 24, he's also still young and could help lessen the age of the oldest roster in the entire association, something that will be on this team's to-do list. With a $4.3 million salary for the 2024-25 season, this would be a no-brainer financially. There's a lot to like about Grimes' fit with the Milwaukee Bucks, so they should call their divisional rival to gauge availability.

If the Bucks could snag him as a reclamation project, it could be a high-upside trade.