Bucks tried to trade Eric Bledsoe, Matthew Dellavedova, D.J. Wilson
The Milwaukee Bucks might have started to circle the wagons on a potential trade, looking to re-shape their backcourt by trying to deal point guards Eric Bledsoe and Matthew Dellavedova, along with second-year forward D.J. Wilson, according to Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times.
The Bucks dealt for Bledsoe early in the season, as the disgruntled Phoenix Suns star wanted out from his old home after two 40-point losses in the first three games of the season. He posted 17.7 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.8 rebounds after a career-best season in Phoenix.
Dellavedova’s contract has become burdensome over the years, given that his spare minutes have yet to reflect any major impact as a floor general or a spark plug off the bench. The Aussie is averaging a mere 4.3 points, 3.8 assists, and 1.7 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game while shooting 36 percent from the field and 37 percent from deep. He’s slated to make $9.6 million in each of the next two seasons.
Wilson was drafted out of the University of Michigan with the 17th overall selection last year but failed to register any significant minutes with a busy frontcourt. The 6-foot-10 forward was considered a relatively raw prospect with some good upside, but the franchise simply needs working pieces that can contribute now and seems to have very little patience when it comes to growing their talent through every offseason.
Out of the three, Bledsoe is the one player with a high enough stock to become an asset, with the other two becoming chip-in contracts for any team willing to make a deal.