Bucks Trade rumors Roundup: Marc Gasol to Milwaukee, Bye Bye Tony Snell, and More
With the NBA season now well ahead of the halfway mark, the Bucks look solid as ever. With a league-best 34-12(0.739) record currently, they are set to make a strong playoff push and are potential contenders to win it all in the East this year.
With everything going right for Coach Mike Budenholzer and his team, there are a few minor glitches that can be taken care of before the trade deadline in order to give the finishing touches for a successful postseason run. The team looks set to take on any opposition across the league and give them a run for their money, but as is widely known, the playoffs are a whole different ball game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has strived through the grind on his way to becoming a proven megastar this year. With Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, and Brook Lopez looking sharp to the core in their support role to the Greek Freak, Milwaukee's odds to make it big this year are higher than they have ever been.
Let's skim through some of the roster shuffles that might be on the cards owing to a bunch of trade rumors.
#1 Marc Gasol's professionalism is a must-get if the young Bucks are willing to go all out
Marc Gasol has been trying to conjure a 'rags to riches' story in Memphis for almost 11 years now, and it just won't happen.
His name keeps coming up in trade echoes every now and then, and it makes one wonder if this would be the year when Marc finally leaves Memphis for good. From the East-leading Bucks' point of view, this would be their "go all out" deal as the Grizzlies front office won't let their franchise cornerstone go for cheap.
Milwaukee is a team that runs on youth and in order to land a veteran like Gasol, they will have to formulate an enticing package of promising youngsters, but we can all agree that it will be worth it.
Gasol's compelling presence on both ends of the floor coupled with his professionalism and unflinching demeanor under pressure is all Milwaukee need to complete the puzzle. The Spaniard is averaging 15.2 points and 8.5 rebounds on 43% shooting from the floor. With his 24$ million contract about to expire, this might be an expensive but situational addition to the resilient young core down in Milwaukee.