Both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns want to improve from their respective runs from last season. A trade suggests the Milwaukee Bucks send John Henson together with Greg Monroe for Phoenix Suns’ Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler.
The rumored deal, which is plausible, would somehow help both squads in their quest to improve their campaign in the coming season. Henson has been an underrated player in the Bucks roster despite averaging 7.0 points together with 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game. Since being drafted by the Bucks back in 2012, the former Tar Heels has not seen quality minutes off the bench.
Thus, a trade with the Suns might do him good as he is also a rim protector despite his size. To make the trade plausible, the Bucks could include Greg Monroe to compensate the Suns. Getting Knight and Chandler could spark good things for the Bucks.
Getting Knight and Chandler would also give the Bucks added scoring leaders. They could also lead the Bucks young core behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Michael Carter-Williams. Knight averages 19.6 points 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds a game while Chandler has been in the league for 15 years and has proven his worth to any team he plays for.
For the Suns, the return of Leandro Barbosa was welcome news but the team still needs other scorers if ever they want to overachieve themselves. Getting Henson and Monroe might add spice to their sliding offense. Monroe could help Barbosa slice the middle of the defense to get them in scoring opportunities.
Both the Bucks and Suns seem to content themselves with “super teams” having their ways. They may not stand a chance against any of them but at least they could give them a fight for their money’s worth. Exploring the trade would not hurt either the Bucks or Suns.
The NBA season is about to start and teams can do some last-minute changes to even give them a chance at breezing through. However, if both the Bucks and the Suns are already down with their respective roster there is no sense in taking a second look at this proposed trade as well.
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