- It’s no secret that the biggest roster issue for the Milwaukee Bucks at the moment is their backup point guard. It’s very much possible that the Bucks don’t make a move from now until the start of the regular season as they try out AJ Green as Jrue Holiday’s primary backup. Grayson Allen and/or Pat Connaughton could also come into play, but at the end of the day, the fact of the matter is that there’s no other natural point guard on the roster outside of Jrue Holiday.
Milwaukee Bucks Trade for Delon Wright From Spurs
However, if the Bucks decide that they want to take a more conventional route by adding a backup point guard, James Piercey of NBA Analysis Network has proposed two options for Milwaukee.
The first one is a deal with the San Antonio Spurs that lands them 6-foot-1 point guard Devonte’ Graham:
San Antonio Spurs Receive: F/C Bobby Portis
Milwaukee Bucks Receive: G Devonte’ Graham
Losing Portis would be a significant blow for the Bucks, but this is the price they will need to pay to address the uncertainty surrounding their point guard rotation.
“Graham could be perfect. No, he’s not a star-caliber player. The Bucks don’t need a star. What they need is a sturdy, reliable ball-handler who can space the floor and set up teammates. Graham qualifies,” Piercey wrote.
Last season with the Spurs, Graham averaged 13.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in 26.4 minutes off the bench. He also knocked down 2.7 triples per game on a 35.8 percent clip, potentially making him a real threat from the outside for Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Bucks Strike Deal With Wizards for Veteran Guard
According to Piercey, another player the Bucks can consider is Delon Wright of the Washington Wizards. Here’s the proposed deal:
Washington Wizards Receive: G/F Grayson Allen
Milwaukee Bucks Receive: G Delon Wright
Grayson Allen is a bit of a fan favorite, but you could say that he’s surplus to requirements in Milwaukee given how he’s a very similar player to Pat Connaughton. Flipping him for a backup point guard wouldn’t be too bad of an idea for the Bucks.
Delon Wright is anything but a household name, but he’s a tested veteran who could put in some quality minutes at the one spot behind Jrue Holiday. At 6-foot-5, Wright is a tall point guard so this will allow the Bucks to have a size advantage in the backcourt whenever he’s on the floor. Milwaukee can do far worse than Delon Wright.
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