The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a great start this season. The team has played well together which makes sense as they have brought back many of the pieces from last year. No team is perfect however and the Bucks have been actively looking at ways to improve their team. They have often been linked to Jae Crowder but nothing has materialized so far. The Bucks have reportedly become interested in former lottery pick Cam Reddish.
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Bucks Interested In Cam Reddish
Cam Reddish was selected 10th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was then traded to the New York Knicks in early 2022. He has fallen out of favor with the coaching staff and is out of the rotation. The organization is now looking for a trade partner. Reddish is still only 23 years old but has not panned out how many thought he would. He was highly recruited out of high school but was overshadowed at Duke by RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson. Still, he is a big wing who can hit threes and defend well.
What Would The Bucks Have To Give Up?
Any deal the Bucks do would probably have to include Grayson Allen. From there, other role players and draft picks would most likely need to be included to make the deal work. The Bucks can easily give away draft picks as they have no risk of being lottery picks while Giannis is on the team. While Allen is the obvious trade piece, he has played really well this season, especially on the defensive end. The Knicks also have a glut of guards with Jalen Brunson and Barrett already in the backcourt. It will be interesting to hear what the Knicks are asking for in return.
Should the Bucks go all in on Cam Reddish? It is a little bit of a risk. However, maybe Reddish would be better if he wasn’t the focal point of the team. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday would all be ahead of him in terms of the offense. He could fit very well into the “3 and D” role. The Lakers and Heat are also reportedly interested in Reddish. This will be an interesting situation to monitor in the next couple of months.