The Milwaukee Bucks have been dealing with NBA trade rumors all offseason long, and there has been another one that has been recently created. Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report made a recent trade proposal that the Bucks would acquire Zach LaVine from the Chicago Bulls for Khris Middleton, Grayson Allen, MarJon Beauchamp, and a 2029 first-round pick.
This trade would actually not be a bad trade for the Bucks, but there isn’t any way that the Bulls would do this move simply because they both play within the same division. Zach LaVine is a player that can very well play alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo.
LaVine is an upgrade as the number two option over Khris Middleton, no doubt about it. Zach LaVine is an all-star in this league and has been one for the last two of three seasons. He can also bring the Milwaukee Bucks back to another NBA Finals appearance. He can play the wing and easily score 20-25 points a night.
In the past four seasons with the Chicago Bulls, LaVine has averaged 25.5 points per game while shooting 39% from downtown. He and Jrue Holiday in the backcourt would also be very solid as well.
The Milwaukee Bucks Would Be an Improved NBA Team With This Trade
Milwaukee, a season ago, had a 58-24 record, but it is quite possible they could win 60 games if they added LaVine. When Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the bench, LaVine could be the main guy on the court. Let’s be real with this trade: Khris Middleton has always been hurt over the last couple of seasons and has an expensive contract.
LaVine is under contract through the 2025-2026 with a player option for the 2026-2027 season. He is 28 years old and would provide elite youth for the Bucks. The starting five of him, Jrue Holiday, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, and Bobby Portis Jr., potentially would be solid.
Grayson Allen has been good, and MarJon Beauchamp is fighting for a roster spot this season. This would be a good deal for general manager Jon Horst,