Heading into 2021-22, most NBA observers would have assumed that at least one of the Brooklyn Nets or Milwaukee Bucks would be in the Eastern Conference Finals.
They’d have assumed wrong. The Bucks sealed the Nets’ fate in the first round before falling themselves to the Miami Heat. They’ll battle with the Boston Celtics for Eastern Conference supremacy.
Now, the Nets and Bucks are left to wonder what went wrong. In all likelihood, they’ll both make marginal upgrades in a bid to advance further in next year’s playoffs.
On the other hand, it’d be more fun if either did something more drastic.
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Something like, for example, swapping star players with the other side. If either of these sides decides they’re far enough away from real contention, they could justify making a major organizational overhaul.
In that extremely unlikely event, here are two trade ideas that pair Kyrie Irving with Giannis Antetokounmpo on the Milwaukee Bucks.