Bucks offered Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton for Kyrie Irving
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers recently made a blockbuster trade centered around Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving. While the Cavaliers have concerns following Thomas’ physical, there have been conflicting reports about them wanting additional assets leading up to the deadline.
If the Cavaliers ultimately void the trade, the Milwaukee Bucks have emerged as a potential destination for Irving. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, they have a trade package centered around Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton:
The Milwaukee Bucks lurk on the fringes of the Irving bidding with an offer centered around Malcolm Brogdon, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, and Khris Middleton, sources say. The Bucks have not yet put a first-round pick on the table, sources say, but the bet here is that they would to get the deal done — or if Irving showed any interest in staying in Milwaukee long-term.
Prior to Irving being traded to the Celtics, there was a report about the Bucks offer, but it included a first round draft pick. Should the four-time All-Star be willing to commit long-term to Milwaukee, Lowe reveals they would likely include it to acquire him.
For the Bucks, Irving would be an ideal fit alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker. With Milwaukee looking to take the next step heading into the 2017-18 NBA season, they could receive some much-needed help if the Celtics-Cavaliers trade does not ultimately go through.