Houston Rockets: Five teams who should trade for PJ Tucker

P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker trade destination #2: Milwaukee Bucks

When the Milwaukee Bucks traded for Jrue Holiday they made their starting rotation better at the expense of their roster’s overall depth. Having a deep roster is great during the regular season but once the playoffs start, and rotations shorten, the team with the best seven guys usually wins.

P.J. Tucker would be a great addition for the Bucks because he provides depth for the regular season and roster flexibility in the playoffs. His ability to defend players in the post could allow for multi-guard lineups with him and Giannis Antetokounmpo at center.

Or if the Bucks want to play big he could slot next to both Brook Lopez and Giannis as a floor spacer. Any way you slice it, Tucker can fit in and provide the Bucks with another element on offense.

The Bucks don’t need to make any moves, they’re already excellent, but Tucker would raise their floor and is the key to the lineup flexibility they have lacked in recent playoff runs. To get Tucker they’ll have to match salaries and likely throw in a second-round pick or two but if they’re motivated, they have what it takes to make a deal work.

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