Title should be self-explanatory -- the dearth of trade rumors this summer has brought me to the point of inventing my own trades. The Bucks have few avenues to improve the team, so barging into other teams' trade talks and hoping no one notices the poor quality of Bucks trade assets seems like the best and most entertaining way to make the team better. I know these types of trades will never happen but it's a long summer and I'd love to hear the ideas other fans come up with, so let's share them here!
This is probably my most grotesque idea, and it works financially according to the trade machine:
We all know the Knicks want Donovan Mitchell, we all know the Lakers want to get rid of Russell Westbrook, and we all know that Danny Ainge wants as many draft picks as possible, in order to draft the next Guerschon Yabusele. How can the Bucks selflessly help all of these fine parties achieve their goals?
Lakers get: Evan Fournier, Bojan Bogdanovic, Mike Conley, Rudy Gay. This is more or less the type of non-Kyrie Irving return they could expect for Westbrook. Not good but these would immediately be their four best shooters so there you go.
Knicks get: Donovan Mitchell, Grayson Allen. They get the guy they wanted, and also replace the three-point shooting they would ship out in this deal.
Jazz get: Russell Westbrook, George Hill, Cam Reddish, Talen Horton-Tucker, Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley, a bunch of Knicks picks, Lakers pick(s), and whatever 2nds the Bucks can cough up. The Jazz get a ton of draft capital and clear their long-term salary off their books.
Bucks get: Jarred Vanderbilt, Quentin Grimes. The Bucks graciously accept two young role players to soften the blow of losing the draft rights to Hugo Besson.
What multi-team monstrosities have you cooked up in the trade machine?