The Milwaukee Bucks Are Betting on Déjà Vu
It’s the type of thing that you’d think a NBA team would do, but the Milwaukee Bucks are betting on déjà vu when they make a move.
While the team’s players have already made trades before in the past, they have never gone as far as today’s report about a trade that could get them Anthony Davis.
The team, of course, had one of the biggest trades of the summer, sending Jabari Parker to the Los Angeles Lakers for Davis. But the team is making a significant shift for the future on that deal, and one NBA coach told ESPN they’re planning on making a deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Why the Bucks Are Betting on Déjà Vu
The team is apparently betting on déjà vu after they made a deal they considered before but couldn’t complete before the Lakers deal.
The team is reportedly planning to make a deal with the Sacramento Kings involving Nikola Mirotic, Brandon Knight, and a 2019 first-round pick, which would be the third-overall pick the Bucks get this season.
That would be huge for them, given the amount of talent they’ve lost in free agency, not to mention the top players on their roster that would potentially join them via trade.
While the Kings might be willing to part with De’Aaron Fox and a first-round pick, the Bucks aren’t averse to getting an additional pick in the deal. The Kings have a second-overall pick from their deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and are likely willing to sacrifice some draft position in order to make a trade for the team.
While the Lakers deal was a huge failure for the team in terms of the future, the Bucks are in the running for a big piece in the deal the Lakers failed to complete. So if today’s report is true, then the Bucks are about to make a major move in the summer of 2020 in preparation for the chance of landing Davis.
Why This Makes Sense
The biggest thing that would make it work for Milwaukee is that the team was willing to give up a first-round pick for Parker. The only way the Lakers would trade for Davis is if they had the first overall pick, which they don’t have. But the Bucks will at least