Could the Bucks trade Brandon Jennings before the trade deadline?
It’s possible. Even though the Bucks have doing relatively well, as they are seventh in the Eastern Conference and a couple games above .500, the Bucks still aren’t championship contenders and likely won’t be anytime soon. They will need to trade one of their bigger stars in order to acquire some talent in return.
Jennings, who is arguably the Bucks best player, is going to be a restricted free-agent this year and will almost surely be given a max contract by some team. The Bucks may not want to match the offer and lose Jennings for nothing and so it may be wise to trade him. One offer that has been come up would be to send Jennings to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and Marcin Gortat.
The Suns are in complete rebuilding mode and want to shed Gortat’s salary and would part ways with Dragic in order to get Jennings. The Suns would then be able to build Jennings, while the Bucks would not only get a replacement for Jennings but also a solid big man in return in Gortat. The only question is if the Bucks will actually be brave enough to move Jennings.
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