Milwaukee turned their roster into a legit championship contender this past offseason, they got Giannis Antetokounmpo to agree to a super-max extension, making him the highest paid player in NBA history, but the one thing they still do not have is a championship. With key additions in Jrue Holiday, Bobby Portis and Bryn Forbes, the Bucks are hoping to win their first title since 1971.
While they are definitely a championship contender, there is a cause for concern for this team early on in the year. They have lost 6 games, but these losses have been to the Celtics, Knicks, Heat, Jazz, Nets and Lakers. Five of those teams are legit championship contenders this season and the other is a legit playoff contender this season.
The Bucks best win this season is against the Miami Heat and other than that, they have beaten up on some of the bottom-tier teams in the league. Nothing about this team’s resume is impressive right now and as a result, is something to monitor moving forward.
If they cannot prove that they can beat teams like the Nets, Jazz and Lakers, then this team is going to be in for a long season and once again, disappointment in the playoffs. However, there are some areas the Bucks can still improve to better their overall roster.
They are already $1.8M over the tax threshold and are paying luxury taxes to have the team they do this year, but Milwaukee can still make some smaller moves near the trade deadline to ultimately better themselves come playoff time. Let’s take a look at three intriguing future trade targets for the Milwaukee Bucks as the NBA trade deadline approaches.