The Milwaukee Bucks were quiet observers of the NBA trade deadline frenzy — until they were yanked into the mess and got swept down river with a stellar trade.
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The Milwaukee Bucks were sitting at 30-22 and just on the cusp of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference before Thursday’s trade deadline, but that all changed in the matter of minutes.
Where Milwaukee was a cute story and fringe contenders at 2:55pm ET, the trade floodgates opened, baptizing them Bucks and making the team into true contenders in the East.
In what can only be described as a franchise shifting trade for the Bucks, Milwaukee acquired guards Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and big man Miles Plumlee as part of the Brandon Knight deal with the Phoenix Suns.
This is a game changer for the Bucks, as they instantly become contenders for a playoff spot int he Eastern Conference even more so than they were before. The additions of Carter-Williams and Ennis help fortify the backcourt while Plumlee will join The Greek Freak in the backcourt.
It’s a lineup that instantly makes the Bucks serious contenders and it’s a trade that the front office can tout as their first massive success of this new era for the team.
How far this lineup will take them is unknown, but they have Carter-Williams and Ennis under contract for a few years and Plumlee is a star in the making. This couldn’t have been more of a dream come true situation for the Bucks and their fans as its’ truly a story that may see the team go from rags to riches in the matter of less than half a season of basketball.
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