The defending world champion Milwaukee Bucks have some big decisions coming up in the next few months. They have to decide who, or if, they want to trade someone at the deadline for somebody who can come in and help the team win another championship.

Unfortunately for the Bucks, they do not have many draft picks and aren’t loaded with young talent. GM Jon Horst has proven the past few years that he knows how to get deals down and that’s exactly what he’s going to look to do at the Trade Deadline. The question for Milwaukee is, do they hold on to some of the veterans who have made a major impact on the organization the past few seasons? Do they develop young talent and use them as part of the team’s future? It’s not going to be an easy decision for the Bucks, trading someone never is. There are going to be options out there that might be too good to pass up and at the end of the day, it’s a business. If the Bucks front office feels like they can improve their team, they’re going to do so.

In order for the bucks to make a move at the Trade Deadline, they’re going to have to trade somebody. Let’s take a look at three players that the Bucks may decide to trade at the NBA trade deadline.

Bucks Trade Deadline

3. Jordan Nwora

Jordan Nwora has shown throughout his short NBA career that he could be a guy who can go out and hit the three-point shot at an above-average rate. The issue with Nwora is that he has not played any valuable minutes for this Bucks team yet and he might not anytime in the near future. He makes questionable decisions sometimes with his shot selection and he also frequently turns the ball over a bit too much.

Nwora has shown some signs of becoming a better defender but he still isn’t up to speed for what coach Mike Budenholzer wants. The reality is, if you do not defend at a high level, the Bucks are not going to play you unless your name is Bobby Portis.

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Do the Bucks have time to develop Nwora? Yes, but how much development is he really going to get for this team when he is next to arguably two top 25-players in Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, and a young Grayson Allen and Donte DiVincenzo? If the Bucks were able to implement him into the offense a bit more, it would make sense for them to keep him. Unfortunately, Milwaukee does not play young guys much and that is the main reason why they need to think about moving on from Nwora. He’s a young kid and he has a boatload of potential in this league so he should be able to be used in a trade package that gets back somebody who can come in and make an immediate impact

2. Brook Lopez

If three months ago somebody said to trade Brook Lopez, they would have been looked at like they didn’t know anything he offered this Bucks team. Lopez is arguably still a top-three rim defender in the NBA and he also hits the three-point shot at a very high rate for a center. He is perfect for the way that the Bucks play defense. This is clear because even though Milwaukee is still playing decent basketball, they are much worse without Brook on the court.

The issue now with Brook Lopez is that he is going to be coming off of back surgery and he is later in his career. If the Bucks can somehow get a guy like Myles Turner for Lopez and Jordan Nwora, the deal has to be done from an organizational standpoint. Brook has done everything for this Milwaukee Bucks organization and they would have not had the same success that they have had over the past few seasons without him. It would be shocking if the front office did decide to trade him just because he’s such a great guy and has done everything that he possibly can for this team.

1. Donte DiVincenzo

This is a questionable one because Donte DiVincenzo can come in and defend at a high level for this Bucks team. He has shown that the past two seasons and has also shown glimpses of what he can do on the offensive side of the ball.

Milwaukee already attempted to trade him in the offseason two seasons ago, but the deal fell out with the Sacramento Kings for Bogdan Bogdanovic. Milwaukee decided to bring in Grayson Allen this season and they did an excellent job by doing that because Allen has proven to be a guy who can hit a three-point shot at above a 42% rate and play quality defense. It was a no-brainer from the Bucks perspective to go out and get a guy like that. It could have also been a mve because they want to trade Donte in the near future.