News – GB – Bucks are still interested in trading Rockets Forward PJ Tucker, per report


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The Milwaukee Bucks spend their regular season experimenting with a variety of alternatives to the drop defense system, which has boggled them for the past two postseason, which is the variant they have used the most to date the move, but their staff makes it difficult.Brook Lopez is a strong rim protector, but not mobile enough to consistently defend the perimeter.If the bucks want to switch every screen in a postseason series, they need to find someone who can To put Lopez at the center of her defense

A possible solution? Adding one of the NBA’s pre-eminent small-ball centers The Bucks took an interest in Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker at the start of the season and still interested, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer 36-year-old Tucker has an expiring contract and has openly been in favor of an extension. With the Rockets on No. In the Western Conference, there is little point on a veteran that they are reluctant to pay

Building a trade is a little complicated given Milwaukee’s financial and wealth constraints, The Bucks, who have taken advantage of their mid-level non-taxpayer exception, are tightly capped at $ 138 million apron and only have around 500$ 000 including $ 000 to operate with If Tucker makes nearly $ 8 million, the bucks would have to add several lower salaries to include him in their books A combination of DJ Augustin and DJ Wilson would work but leave the bucks without a backup point guard and saddle the Rockets on a contract that extends beyond this season

Milwaukee is also severely constrained on draft capital due to Stepien’s Rule, they don’t have a single tradable selection in the first round, and swap rights to their non-tradable picks are worthless due to their success second round lost due to a tamper investigation and several others traded The bucks only have four second round picks that they can do independently in 2023, 2024 and 2027 together with Indianas 2025.If another team offers the Rockets a pick for Tucker in the first round, you will probably accept this

But Tucker’s numbers have declined this season.After 369 percent of his 3-pointers in his first three seasons as Rocket, he’s dropped to 329 percent this season The Rockets have the NBA No. 4-tier defense, but it was 88 points per 100 possessions better with Tucker on the bench

But Tucker has been battling for a championship for the past few years, returning to a competitor might just be the shot in the arm he needs The Bucks seem to think so, and for the right price, he might just be the switchable big man be the one you are looking for

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News – GB – Bucks remain interested in trading Rockets Forward PJ Tucker, per report