The Milwaukee Bucks should pursue LaMarcus Aldridge

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The Milwaukee Bucks should sign recently bought out big man LaMarcus Aldridge.

Every season, some of the best teams in the NBA make midseason adjustments to the roster in an effort to prepare for the playoff push. The prevailing thought is that the first half of the season has shown management the team’s strengths and weaknesses; lineup changes needed to take the team from contender to champion should be as clear as ever.

The “Goin’ to Work” Detroit Pistons of 2004 are one of the best examples of a mid-season change gone right. After falling to the New Jersey Nets in the 2003 Eastern Conference Finals, it was clear they were one piece away from becoming a serious threat to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy. At the trade deadline, they managed to make a move for perennial All-Star Rasheed Wallace. The rest is history. The team went on to upset the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals and become one of the most fondly remembered championship teams in history.

Coming into this season, the Milwaukee Bucks were one of the favorites to emerge from the East and represent the conference in the NBA Finals. Convincing Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign a super-max extension ensured that the team would stay relevant long-term. Pulling off a trade for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday gave the team the floor general who could elevate them to the next level.

The Milwaukee Bucks should pursue LaMarcus Aldridge

After getting off to a rocky start, the Bucks have found their footing and are currently ranked second in the conference behind the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks now appear to be one piece away from being the best team in the league. Veteran forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was recently bought out by the San Antonio Spurs, would be a perfect fit in Milwaukee. Let’s take a look at why the Bucks should make the seven-time All-Star the newest addition to the roster.