After trading for Jrue Holiday in the offseason and getting Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign his super-max contract extension, making him the highest paid player in NBA history, the Milwaukee Bucks looked like on paper that they would be one of the most dominant teams in the league, but they have struggled a lot this year. That could lead them to consider making an impact trade, possibly for a guy like Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier.
They are currently still one of the top teams in the league record wise, but their struggles on the offensive end of the court are definitely a real concern. Sure, they may rank second in points per game this season and rank top three in both field goal percentage and three-point shooting percentage, but this Bucks’ offense can be really bad at times.
With Holiday out of the lineup due to health and safety protocols and Khris Middleton continuing to struggle, all of the Bucks success has been put on Giannis’ back once again. Their offense over the last few weeks has been to give the ball to Antetokounmpo and have everyone get out of the way.
The Greek Freak is good enough to take on two or three defenders while he is driving to the rim, but Milwaukee is not going to win many games if everyone else on their team stands around and just watches Giannis.
This was one of the biggest concerns with Milwaukee last year in the NBA Bubble and ultimately led to their early exit in the playoffs. If this team is truly going to be a championship contender, then they have to be willing to expand their offense and possibly even add another high-level offensive weapon.
Let’s take a look at a potential trade between the Bucks and the Magic that would give Giannis another reliable player in Evan Fournier.