The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the worst teams in basketball last year but they’re making some moves to maybe change that this upcoming season so things end on a more respectable note.
Milwaukee added Jabari Parker in the draft, traded for Jason Kidd to be head coach and are closing in on a deal with Jerryd Bayless but the Bucks are also looking at how Ersan Ilyasova factors into their future.
According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the growing sentiment in Milwaukee is that Ilyasova doesn’t need to be traded this offseason.
One more note about Milwaukee: Hearing there’s strong sentiment within the organization to keep hold of Ersan Ilyasova. Not trade him
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014
It’s an interesting situation for the Bucks to be in, as if they want pieces for the future that help them win soon, then Ilyasova seems to be one of their most valuable trade chips. But Ilyasova himself is a piece that the Bucks can use to win now which means they’re in a predicament.
Milwaukee has had chances to move Ilyasova before and haven’t done it but if there’s decent return but there for him, there’s no saying the Bucks won’t pull the trigger on a deal.
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