The Milwaukee Bucks have the third-best record in the Eastern Conference heading into February. The Bucks have dealt with some key injuries in the early going. However, the Bucks could use another boost to their healthy roster to help for a playoff run.
A new report indicates that the Bucks are getting closer to a vast trade deal that could help their NBA Finals aspirations. The Bucks have been proactive in the trade market this season. Reports came out recently they were working with the New York Knicks to attain Cam Reddish to help on the wing. Now there is chatter that the Bucks are looking to finally reign in a player, Jae Crowder, that has been on their radar for a while.
Milwaukee Bucks Get an Exclusive Interview with Jae Crowder
According to Shams Charania with The Athletic, the Milwaukee Bucks are believed to be the only team permitted to meet one-on-one with Jae Crowder for trade talks.
“Meanwhile, the two players whose names have been part of trade talks since the early part of the season are Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder and Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins. It’s expected both teams will continue strong dialogue regarding both as Feb. 9 nears.
In a new development, the Suns have given permission to the Bucks to meet with Crowder, league sources tell The Athletic. The Bucks are believed to be the only team that has received permission to visit one-on-one with Crowder, those sources have also indicated.”
Jae Crowder Has Been Linked to Milwaukee All Season
Jae Crowder has been a popular name linked to the Milwaukee Bucks. Per WSH media files, the Bucks would likely have to give up something near a first-round pick and Grayson Allen to get Crowder in Milwaukee. Crowder was named as a possible trade target before the season. We’ll see if the Bucks can land him before the trade deadline. He could be the player that puts this squad over the top in the postseason.