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Bucks Tracking Poll Results: Week 15

The team remains mostly intact, for better or worse

Minnesota Timberwolves v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Ahead of this week’s trade deadline, we took the temperature of fans on what kind of moves the Bucks should make. Knowing now what actually happened and what didn’t, it’s interesting to see how the front office’s plans diverged somewhat from how fans felt. Here are the highlights:

  • In the wake of reports earlier this week that Milwaukee and Dallas were discussing the two in a trade, 65% of respondents thought Grant Williams wouldn’t have been a proper return for Bobby Portis, and another 26% thought Portis shouldn’t be traded.
  • 76% of respondents thought one of Portis or Pat Connaughton should have been traded for a win-now player, though nearly a quarter thought the Bucks should hold onto both through the deadline.
  • Slightly over half of fans polled thought point-of-attack defense was the main issue the Bucks needed to address yesterday (which they seemingly did), while another 37% thought wing defense was a priority. Only 11% thought the bench needed more scoring.
  • 67% of fans asked wanted a trade—big or small—and 55% would have been displeased had one not gone down. Only around two in ten voters thought they should have kept the roster as-is and let Rivers work with it.
  • Only 16% of voters felt the Bucks should hang onto both MarJon Beauchamp and Portland’s 2024 second-round pick, which they ultimately ended up doing. 53% felt they should have moved both.
  • Rivers’ disapproval and approval ratings both rose several points this week. Horst’s approval rating dropped 6% while his disapproval rating stayed about the same.
  • Fans’ confidence in the team’s title chances cratered during this rough stretch, with a 17% drop in those who felt they could win the title and a 14% in those who felt they couldn’t.

Poll

Are the Bucks right to ask the Mavs for more than just Grant Williams in return for Bobby Portis?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Yes, Portis is more valuable than Williams
    (259 votes)
  • 8%
    No, it’s a fair deal
    (33 votes)
  • 26%
    Neither, because Portis should not be traded
    (104 votes)
396 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Given these paths, which do you prefer the Bucks to take this week?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Trade either Portis or Pat Connaughton for a player who helps the team now
    (132 votes)
  • 37%
    Trade both of them for a player who helps the team now
    (129 votes)
  • 23%
    Hold onto them and include them in a splashier trade with the first-round picks which will become available to move this summer
    (82 votes)
343 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which is the most important issue to address via a trade right now?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Point-of-attack defense (on backcourt players)
    (191 votes)
  • 10%
    Bench scoring
    (40 votes)
  • 36%
    Wing defense (on players like Jayson Tatum)
    (134 votes)
365 votes total Vote Now

Poll

With Doc Rivers only two weeks into his tenure, how wise is it to make a significant trade this week?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Doesn’t matter if the trade is big or small, the team needs help now
    (238 votes)
  • 15%
    A less significant trade (i.e. not from the rotation) is better
    (54 votes)
  • 17%
    The Bucks should stay the course with this roster and let Rivers work with it
    (63 votes)
355 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Will you be displeased if the Bucks do not make a trade this week?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Yes
    (200 votes)
  • 25%
    No
    (92 votes)
  • 19%
    Indifferent
    (72 votes)
364 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which of these assets should the Bucks move this week?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Portland’s 2024 second-round pick (currently 35th)
    (71 votes)
  • 10%
    MarJon Beauchamp
    (38 votes)
  • 52%
    Both
    (185 votes)
  • 16%
    Neither
    (56 votes)
350 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you approve of the job Doc Rivers is doing as the Bucks’ head coach?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Yes
    (91 votes)
  • 17%
    No
    (60 votes)
  • 57%
    Undecided
    (201 votes)
352 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you approve of the job Jon Horst is doing as the Bucks’ general manager?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Yes
    (233 votes)
  • 12%
    No
    (43 votes)
  • 21%
    Undecided
    (74 votes)
350 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you think this Bucks team can win the title as currently constructed?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Yes
    (109 votes)
  • 51%
    No
    (185 votes)
  • 17%
    Undecided
    (62 votes)
356 votes total Vote Now

Thanks again for voting! Check back on Tuesday for another slate of questions.