Jrue Holiday was one of the biggest names on the market in the offseason. The New Orleans Pelicans ended up sending him to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he is scoring 16.4 points per game in 23 starts this season. It would be surprising to see the Bucks send him away at the NBA trade deadline but the Charlotte Hornets might be able to persuade them with their strong backcourt.
Charlotte selected LaMelo Ball with the third-overall pick in the draft. So far, he is looking like the real deal averaging 14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. He joined Terry Rozier and Devonte Graham in a talented backcourt.
This gives the Hornets freedom to move some pieces around if they feel the need. Gordon Hayward is leading the team in scoring in his first season with the team after signing a four-year, $120 million deal in the offseason. It would benefit Charlotte to add a veteran point guard to pair with Ball.
This is where the Bucks could come into play. They have been a win-now team for years but have been unable to take the next step in the postseason. Giannis Antetokounmpo is having his typical season averaging 28.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game this season.
The Bucks need to continue to improve if they want to keep up in the Eastern Conference. They are currently 19-13 but could look to improve the backcourt even further at the deadline.
This trade would give the Bucks two intriguing guards. Here is what a potential deal could look like moving forward.