The NBA trade deadline is February 9, and since he took over as general manager of Milwaukee Bucks In 2017, Jon Hurst made some moves off the season via trade and free agency to bolster the roster:
This season, with the squad deeper into the luxury tax and with all 15 rosters filled with guaranteed contracts, Horst may need to be more creative than ever if he wants to add staff.
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the athlete I mentioned that the 33-year-old center and the Bucks have agreed to try and find a place to trade him, and because Ibaka is compatible with that idea, he makes things easier because he has a no-trade clause. Ibaka re-signed this off-season After being traded by the Bucks in February when Brook Lopez was recovering from back surgery, Ibaka has only appeared in 16 games and played only twice since November 21 due to illness and personal reasons.
analysis: Ibaka’s $1.8 million salary is acceptable to other teams, but is there enough in the film from his last 70 games from 2021-23 in Los Angeles and Milwaukee to make the team feel he can contribute? And how do other teams feel about him essentially being asked to come out of a reserve role for a title contender? If the Bucks can’t find a business partner that Ibaka will agree to, the team can cut their entire salary as Ibaka will have to give up the money on the buyout.
The Bucks have been linked to the 32-year-old former Marquette University player since Crowder and the Phoenix Suns agreed he would not join the team this year. Crowder has yet to play this season. Rumors of Milwaukee’s interest in The beginning of the season And I have I continue.
analysis: It makes sense that Bucks would have an interest in Crowder. He’s a 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward and the Bucks think he can still defend some of the bigger wing players in the Eastern Conference (think Kevin Durant and Jason Tatum). Crowder hit 34.8% of his three-pointers last season and is a career-high 34.6% of his three-pointers, though he hit 38.9% of his three-pointers this season. The Suns NBA Finals are taking place in 2020-21. The question will be how long does it take Crowder to get into game form after that long, and then be able to move into new roles in limited minutes off the bench.
NBA reporter Mark Stein reported that the Bucks offered 4 second-round picks to Houston for the 34-year-old guard. Gordon is making about $19.5 million this season, so some of the players on the roster had to be transferred in order for him to work for the Bucks.
analysis: Gordon averages 12.2 points per game and shoots 34% from behind the three-point line to rebuild for the Rockets, but he made 41.2% of his threes last season and is a 37% shooter from depth. Considering who has to be moved from the Bucks roster to match Gordon’s salary, the three-point shooting will be a key part of his value. Former Sixth Man of the Year, Gordon continues to be a more consistent offensive threat than some of the other veteran guards on the roster and has proven he can match Jrue Holiday (2013-16 in New Orleans). Gordon’s contract until next year is about $20 million, so the expiring deal may have some value as well.
The 23-year-old New York Knicks winger has been linked with the Bucks Since December And interest I continue. The Knicks were reportedly looking for second-round draft picks to transfer Reddish, who was consistently unable to get minutes for the Knicks.
analysis: On paper, a slew of Milwaukee’s second-round picks match what the Knicks reportedly want for Reddish — but the Bucks still have to move a player off the roster to accommodate him. Reddish’s contract ($5.9 million for this year only) will match the financial standards the team operates with on the condition that other players are removed from the team. The Bucks must believe Reddish will be willing and able to defend at a high level in limited minutes off the bench as he rediscovers his three-point shot from 34 games in Atlanta in 2021-22, when he hit 37.9% of his triples. An average of 4.5 attempts per game. Reddish is a three-point shooter at 32.3% but has only made 28.7% of his three-point shots in parts of his two seasons with the Knicks.
Hype hoops A USA TODAY property, the Bucks linked up with a Knicks guard in early January.
analysis: The 23-year-old averages 27.2 minutes per game off the bench as a senior backup for the Knicks, who are in the midst of an Eastern Conference playoff race. The 25th selected by Kentucky in the 2020 draft, Quickley averages 12.5 points per game but shoots 32.9% from behind the three-point line. The Bucks will have to consider more open looks around the Big Three to get Quickley back to his career mark of 35.6% — or even his rookie year performance of 38.9% from depths.
Quickley has made $2.3 million this year and is under contract through the 2023-24 season at a reasonable number ($4.1 million), so the actual price fits with the Bucks’ tax situation as well. Ann, he will provide a young infusion to a roster of veterans that will have significant turnover after this season. The question is if Quickley is indeed available, will the Knicks want the Bucks to transfer their 2029 first-round pick?
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This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Bucks trade rumours: Eric Gordon, Jay Crowder, Cam Reddish