Ever since the rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks have become one of the premier teams in the NBA. They have established themselves as serious title contenders in the last few years.
However, they have been unable to get over a bump in the postseason. They have incredible regular seasons, yet that success fails to translate into the playoffs. Many believe if they do not improve soon, it will drive Giannis out of the team.
Speaking of making improvements, the Bucks lack talent at the guard position. According to NBA insider Brandon Robinson, the Bucks are planning to trade for new players at the position.
“Milwaukee Bucks are looking to add a high impact player at the guard position depending on cost & availability. I’m Told: Bucks are inquiring about Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul & Toronto Raptors icon Kyle Lowry.”
Milwaukee Bucks are looking to add a high impact player at the guard position depending on cost & availability.
I’m Told: Bucks are inquiring about Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul & Toronto Raptors icon Kyle Lowry. pic.twitter.com/nkQYXm7DY2
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) October 30, 2020
If these rumors become true, it will drastically improve the chances for the Bucks to win. Giannis needs a great guard to elevate his game, something his current players have failed to do in the postseason.
Giannis’ game is built around attacking the rim, but due to the lack of a lethal guard, teams constantly throw double or triple teams at him. This ultimately hinders his performance in the postseason.
Can the Milwaukee Bucks land a star guard this offseason?
For the 2020-21 season, the Bucks have little cap space flexibility. So if they want to improve the team, it has to be with trades. Speaking of the options that Scoop B mentioned above, any player in the lot could be a game-changer for them.
But it’s hard to see the Raptors giving up their franchise star in Kyle Lowry. If the trade is supposed to go down, it might be for either Chris Paul or Victor Oladipo. Paul’s Thunder are potentially heading towards a rebuild, which would be a bad fit for the veteran guard.
On the other hand, Oladipo reportedly wants to compete for a championship, and the Bucks would be the perfect fit for him. But can the Milwaukee Bucks pull off these trades without giving up too much in return? We will find out in the next few months.
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