After posting the best regular season record in the NBA for the second consecutive season last year, the Milwaukee Bucks have their work cut out for them if they are to once again have home court advantage throughout the entire playoffs in route to a hopeful NBA Finals appearance.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is once again in the MVP conversation this season and with him leading this team, they definitely have a chance to be in the NBA Finals, but this team has not looked great at times this year. At times, Milwaukee’s offense has been very stagnant this season and it almost looks like they want Giannis to do everything.
This philosophy will win the Bucks a lot of games during the regular season, as it has the last couple of seasons, but come playoff time, they are going to share the same fate recent Bucks teams did if they do not change things up offensively. Khris Middleton has been very average this year even though he is averaging 20.3 points and shooting 43.2% from three-point range.
At times, it almost looks like he disappears and has not looked like the aggressive, second-scoring option he needs to be for the Bucks to potentially make it to the NBA Finals.
With the Nets and 76ers currently sitting above Milwaukee in the standings right now, the Bucks could look to make a big move at the trade deadline to remind everyone that they are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
With that said, let’s take a look at three under-the-radar trade targets the Milaukee Bucks should consider trading for in order to solidify themselves as true championship contenders instead of being championship “pretenders” once again.