After starting the season 2-3, the Milwaukee Bucks went 9-5 in the month of January and are right back near the top of the standings in the Eastern Conference. While they seem to be a better overall offensive team than they were a season ago, Milwaukee has still had a solid amount of problems that need to be addressed if they are to be a legit NBA title contender this season.
The addition of Jrue Holiday has looked fantastic for the Bucks so far this year, as he is currently their third leading scorer and one of their best perimeter defenders. He has elevated the play of this entire Bucks organization, not to mention he has helped propel the Bucks to being one of the best three-point teams in the NBA.
Milwaukee currently ranks 4th in the league in three-point shooting percentage and with guys like Bobby Portis, Khris Middleton, Bryn Forbes, Pat Connaughton and D.J. Augustin all shooting 42% or better from deep, the Bucks will likely remain one of the better perimeter shooting teams in the entire NBA.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday form a “three-headed monster” for the Bucks that is hard to stop, but outside of these three guys, offensive production has been scarce at times. Bobby Portis, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez and some other key bench players have stepped up at times and scored in bunches, but lack of production could come back to hurt the Bucks.
They currently rank 15th in bench scoring and their second-unit is very average compared to the rest of the NBA. There are still some moves yet to be made for Milwaukee to be a true championship contender. With that being said, let’s take a look at three perfect trade ideas for the Bucks to complement Giannis Antetokounmpo and to further their chances of winning a title this season.