The NBA trade deadline is approaching rapidly, which has teams around the league looking at their rosters and how they can adjust things for the future. For some teams, this means adding a missing piece that will give them a boost down the stretch of the season.
Other teams are looking to provide those pieces in an effort to build for the future, and according FOX Sports reporter Sam Amico, the Milwaukee Bucks are one of the teams looking to sell high to set up a foundation for the future. The player at the center of trade talks out of Milwaukee is Larry Sanders.
The Bucks are still very open to moving center Larry Sanders prior to the Feb. 20 trading deadline, sources said. They would have to take back some salary, but it appears draft picks are their priority.
The main reason that the Bucks apparently want to move Sanders is so they can be in a position to draft Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart. Amico notes that the Bucks are very high on the guard and could use him as the foundation for the future. It’s also noted though by Amico that the Bucks wouldn’t mind taking on veterans that help them sneaking into the Eastern Conference playoffs, but any trade that involved Sanders would be a ll about draft picks.
Sanders is a great trade chip for the Bucks and could help a contender, but the only question is who would surrender the picks to acquire him in a trade?