The Milwaukee Bucks are headed into a somewhat surprising off-season. After their early exit from the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the Bucks moved on from their head coach Mike Budenholzer. In the wake of the early exit and new head coach for the 2023 season, many are speculating that the Bucks could make a splash move this off-season. As it turns out, the Bucks have been widely named in a trade scenario that would land another big man and three-time All-Star.
Milwaukee Bucks Named In Massive Trade That Lands Karl-Anthony Towns
According to Jack Simone of Fansided:
Minnesota Timberwolves Receive:
- Guard Jrue Holiday
- First-Round Pick
Milwaukee Bucks Receive:
- Power Forward Karl-Anthony Towns
In turn, they could look to change up the roster, and since Gobert has no value, trading Karl-Anthony Towns may be the best way for them to do that.
Milwaukee would be making a significant change in this deal. Towns obviously isn’t a great defensive presence, meaning Giannis Antetokounmpo would have to take on more responsibilities on that end, but his offensive game would open things up a ton for the Bucks.
They could sign and trade Brook Lopez and run a frontcourt of Antetokounmpo and Towns. That’s a duo that could play together for years to come.
As for the Timberwolves, they would reset things a bit and put another All-Star alongside Anthony Edwards that fits the team a bit better. Jrue Holiday’s game fits beautifully in Minnesota.
His offensive game, mainly his playmaking and 3-point shooting, would complement both Edwards and Gobert. Meanwhile, his defense, combined with Gobert’s interior presence, could help propel the Timberwolves forward and potentially make them a top-10 defense in the league.
Some may not think Holiday’s value lives up to Towns’, but he fits the Timberwolves’ roster so much better.
Many fans may hate this trade idea as Jrue Holiday is often regarded as one of the best defenders on the Milwaukee Bucks, let alone the NBA. However, the value you would be getting in Karl-Anthony Towns at 27-years-old would be hard to pass up. It would also make the Bucks’ backcourt formidable against any team in a seven game series.
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