The Milwaukee Bucks obviously have a lot of work to do.
The Bucks went from a playoff team in 2013 to the worst team in basketball last season, posting a record of 15-67. The Bucks will look to re-tool their roster and forward Ersan Ilyasova looks like he may be on his way out (and the Houston Rockets are reportedly interested). He is not be the only Buck that may have played his final game in Milwaukee.
According to Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times, the Bucks have made big man John Henson available.
Young forward John Henson, who has shown flashes of being a top-flight player, is also available and some Bucks insiders claim the team’s new owners — Marc Lasry and Wes Edens — have given their blessing to possibly trading young point guard Brandon Knight, arguably the team’s best player.
Both Henson and Knight undoubtedly would bring back at least a mid-first round pick, if the Bucks desired to move them.
Still another Bucks player who could be wearing a new uniform next season is beleaguered center Larry Sanders, who has been saddled by a spate of off-court issues.
Sanders will be entering the first of a fully-guaranteed four-year, $44 million contract next season, making him virtually untradeable.
However, some team may be enticed to take on Sanders’ issues and hefty contract if perhaps Ilyasova, Henson or Knight was part of a trade package.
Giving up on Henson seems premature. The Bucks spent the 14th-overall selection of the 2012 draft on the former North Carolina Tar Heel and he has showed a lot of promise in his first two seasons. Henson averaged 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.6 assists while shooting 53.8% from the field and 51.4% from the free throw line last season.