Milwaukee Bucks Acquire Holiday, Bogdanovic in a Pair of Mega-Trades
The goal is really quite simple – hold onto Giannis Antetokounmpo by all means necessary.
Screw draft picks, to hell with the salary cap. The goal is to win now and to win with Antetokounmpo in hopes of re-signing the reigning MVP if not this offseason, then next offseason when the Greek Freak reaches free agency.
On Monday, the Milwaukee Bucks made a pair of moves with only the immediate presence in mind.
First, they acquired veteran point guard and two-way star Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and three first round picks (L.O.L. yup, three first round picks). The Bucks then landed Sacramento Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic in a sign-and-trade for Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova, and DJ Wilson. The Bucks acquired 23-year old guard Justin James in the swap.
Milwaukee Bucks *potential* starting lineup next season;
Bucks are doing whatever it takes to retain Giannis. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/gIpwRL9dz9
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 17, 2020
The goal is to retain Giannis and the Bucks are pulling out all the stops.
Now, strapped up against the cap and very little depth, the Bucks will have to get creative with filling out the remainder of the roster. That being said, they may very well have the most exciting starting lineup in the NBA, and if they receive a bounce back season offensively from Brooks Lopez, the Bucks will be an absolute force to be reckoned with – in the case they’re not already at that point.
The Bucks are hungry for the 2020-21 season.