Are the Milwaukee Bucks enthusiastic about Kings restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic?
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported in October that Milwaukee could be one of many high suitors for the providers of Bogdanovic, however as NBC Sports activities Bay Space Kings Insider James Ham just lately wrote, wage cap constraints solely would permit for a sign-and-trade to ship Bogdanovic to the Bucks.
Milwaukee has “kicked round” commerce eventualities that may contain the Bucks absorbing Harrison Barnes’ contract in a possible deal, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported Thursday citing sources. Lowe additionally wrote that the Bucks “love” Bogdanovic.
The Kings have a little bit of a redundancy at taking pictures guard with Buddy Hield additionally within the fold, however Bogdanovic presents positional versatility and could be a extremely coveted participant in a very open market. Particularly for a franchise that struggles to draw high-level expertise in free company, Bogdanovic is a expertise the Kings could be fortunate to retain.
Barnes has three years remaining on the extension he signed with Sacramento previous to final season, and can make $22.2 million in 2020-21. Shifting his wage off the books would free Sacramento and new basic supervisor Monte McNair as much as lock level guard De’Aaron Fox up on a max extension and attempt to appeal to some beneficial free brokers.
Lowe did word that “It’s unclear if [the Bucks] have engaged the Kings in actual discussions” a few potential deal involving the swingman.
There additionally may very well be laborious cap concerns if a sign-and-trade is on the desk, so this possible could be an advanced trade.
However, it possible could be inexpensive for the Kings to iron out an extension with Bogdanovic fairly than letting him check the open waters of restricted free company if they really need to retain him. In any other case, a sign-and-trade may very well be a serious offseason transfer for the franchise.