Bucks rebuild roster to try and keep Antetokounmpo

The main goal of the 2020 offseason for the Milwaukee Bucks is to try and persuade Giannis Antetokounmpo to stay and on Monday they went a long way in doing that by pulling off a couple of huge trades. The Bucks acquired Bogdan Bogdanovic and Jrue Holiday.

The Bucks paid a steep price for Holiday, giving up 3 first-round picks and 2 pick swaps with the Pelicans along with guards George Hill and Eric Bledsoe. Similarly, the Bucks gave up a lot of solid role players to the Kings for Bogdanovic. The Bucks sent the Kings Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova, D.J. Wilson for Bogdanovic.

The Bucks, who failed to even reach the Eastern Finals last year, are trying their best to build a championship-caliber team around Antetokounmpo. The Bucks already have a very good team with Kris Middleton and Brook Lopez.

The Bucks starting five may be one of the best in the NBA now with Lopez at center, Bogdanovic at SF, Antetokounmpo at PF, Middleton at SG, and Holiday at PG. Their one issue is going to be lack of depth coming off the bench. As of right now, the Bucks only have Thanasis Antetokounmpo under contract to come off the bench.

With only 6 players under contract and no cap room the Bucks will be hard-pressed to make any major moves the rest of the off-season. Still, they are hopeful that they can re-sign Robin Lopez and Kyle Korver. It is likely that the Bucks lose both Pat Connaughton and Wes Matthews in free agency. Still, the Bucks will have enough lure that they will likely draw in some ring chasers willing to sign for the league minimum just at a chance to win a title.

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