Milwaukee Bucks: 3 trades for Kawhi Leonard

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Bucks Get
Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills
Spurs Get
Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, No. 17 pick

The Bucks ship off Eric Bledsoe along with Khris Middleton and the player they select with the 17th overall pick in this version. Some Bucks’ fans might see this as a double positive with Bledsoe leaving as addition by subtraction.

Even though Bledsoe struggled with the Bucks in the playoffs, he still had a pretty good season for them. He also holds enough trade value to outweigh Patty Mills. His pending free agency in 2019 could also be a factor if the Spurs are looking to create cap space next season and start a rebuilding process.

The Bucks would get back Leonard, of course, and Patty Mills to boot. Mills would be a terrific fit in this offense, as he can knock down threes. He also pressures opposing guards, wearing them out as the game goes on. A 1-2 punch of Mills and Matthew Dellavedova would create an exhausting duo for opposing point guards. If the Spurs ask for an additional pick or two, the Bucks should strongly consider it.

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