Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks and Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics find themselves in similar positions this offseason, after each club came up short in the Eastern Conference playoffs last season.
The Bucks, led by MVP Antetokounmpo, were eliminated by Jimmy Butler and the Heat in the second round. Miami then went on to eliminate Boston as well, blazing a trail to the Finals that left the Celtics and Bucks searching for answers.
Both of these teams have questions as they enter the offseason. What will the Bucks do improve their chances of keeping Antetokounmpo? How will the Celtics retool, and could they trade one of their veterans to do so?
Looking at Boston’s roster, the Celtics have a few options as far as trades are concerned. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are untouchable. But perhaps Walker could be had in a trade if Danny Ainge feels Walker won’t be a difference-maker in year two in Boston.
Let’s take a look at a trade that could send Walker to the Bucks, and analyze it for both teams.