The Milwaukee Bucks will face many pivotal decisions in what could be their final season with Giannis Antetokounmpo. In order to prevent the two-time NBA MVP from departing, changes could come. Could an Eric Bledsoe trade be an option?
According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the Bucks are looking to ‘move on’ from Bledsoe. Milwaukee has already made trade offers to multiple teams— although the particular potential landing spots weren’t named.
Multiple league sources say the Bucks are active in trade discussions; they’re looking to move on from Eric Bledsoe, and have offered him to several teams.
With many NBA teams already having a starting point guard, it’s unclear how much interest there would be in Bledsoe. The Bucks likely would need to deal him to a team seeking to add a bad contract in exchange for a NBA Draft asset.
The best way for the Bucks to get something done involving Bledsoe would be to involve the No. 24 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Milwaukee already has no shortage of recently drafted prospects and with them being in win-now mode, this seems like a necessary choice.
The ability Eric Bledsoe has to get into the paint and make kick-outs has been a key element to the Bucks’ offensive success in recent seasons. His impactful on-ball defense has been quite helpful, too. However, his lack of shot creation from deep limits him against teams that game-plan to neutralize him.
One option that some may suggest for the Milwaukee Bucks likely is Russell Westbrook, but the limitations would be a more exaggerated version. The best option would be to push for a Chris Paul trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder given his cohesive skill-set.
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