It’s getting difficult to keep up with all the talk regarding the guard situation with the Milwaukee Bucks. Both Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings have been reported targets of the Atlanta Hawks recently, and it seems they can’t make up their mind.
One team that looks as though they have made up their mind is the Bucks. They appear to be ready to watch both guys walk, but at what cost? Nothing? Not so fast. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, there could be a three team trade on the horizon:
Alternative scenario starting to circulate has Hawks & Bucks talking sign-and-trade — Jennings for Teague — with Monta winding up in SAC
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2013
For the Sacramento Kings, this deal would confuse me beyond reason. After the Kings just acquired Greivis Vasquez from the New Orleans Pelicans, it would not make sense for them to trade for yet another point guard.
The Bucks would actually make out pretty nicely on this. Instead of potentially losing both guards for nothing, they could end up with a point guard who, in my opinion, is more solid and consistent than Ellis and Jennings.
Teague is only 25 years old and last season averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 assists and 1.5 steals. Milwaukee would be getting a much more reliable option in return and wouldn’t have to worry about their point guard taking unnecessary shots more often than not.
Right now, there are a couple of different scenarios being mulled over regarding the Bucks’ free agent guards. Soon, Milwaukee will likely see them out the door and hopefully, for their sake, can take a solid player back in return.