The trade deadline is fast approaching. The Milwaukee Bucks have been in all kinds of trade talks for the last four months. Many fans and analysts believe they need to make a trade in order to shore up their roster for a title run. Marc Stein reported today that the Bucks have expressed interest in acquiring former MVP Derrick Rose via trade.
Milwaukee has expressed trade interest in New York's Derrick Rose ahead of Thursday's 3 PM ET trade deadline, league sources say.
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Milwaukee Bucks Express Interest In Derrick Rose Trade
Derrick Rose won the MVP back in the 2010-11 season when he was with the Chicago Bulls. Since that MVP season, it has been a tough career for Rose. He has had multiple serious knee injuries, which have caused him to bounce around the league. While he is by no means in an MVP form right now, he does still have value. He is only playing 13 minutes a game this season and is averaging 5.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.
Why It Would Be A Good Move For The Bucks
There are a couple of reasons why acquiring Derrick Rose would be a good move. The first is that the Bucks do not need a big splash-type trade. The trio of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton have been excellent in the past month. Brook Lopez is having a career year. Bobby Portis will hopefully be back soon from his injury. Derrick Rose could be a solid option off the bench that could give the Bucks valuable minutes when players are resting. The second reason is that the Bucks probably would not have to give up much to the New York Knicks to get him.
It will be interesting to see what the Bucks decide to do at the deadline. There have been rumors for months, but time is running out for anything to actually happen. Stay tuned because the next 24-36 hours will be nuts in the NBA.
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