Did Bucks Make A Serious Play At Kyrie?
Milwaukee Bucks were a team discussed when the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes happened at the end of summer. People thought Milwaukee had enough pieces to make a deal happen, and a report came out saying how Giannis Antetokounmpo was ‘untouchable’ (Uhh ya think?). After the Celtics deal went down, a report came out saying the Bucks were ready to offer Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon and next year’s first. Another NBA writer went and shot that down. So let’s ask ourselves how real this rumor is.
My guess is Bucks put that deal together if they wanted to ask Cavaliers about Irving. Do I think they actually went through the process of negotiating a deal? No, not really. At a surface level, this deal makes the most sense when you look at the Bucks’ assets. They aren’t trading Giannis, and Jabari Parker is probably not a valued piece with two injuries. Thon Maker might be untouchable as well leaving Middleton and Brogdon. Could this affect the team chemistry going into next season? No, I don’t think so.
Middleton might be a little pissed off if this was in fact serious, but then again, I never understand why players get upset when they are dealt. It’s a business after all. They’re moving one of their best assets to get another player. It’s not like Bucks were going to trade him for a bucket of balls.
Whether or not, Bucks made a serious move at Kyrie will never be fully known. It would have shook up the last part of the summer here in Milwaukee.