7 players the Milwaukee Bucks gave up on far too soon

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Milwaukee Bucks: J.J. Redick
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No. 5 – J.J. Redick

Speaking of Tobias Harris, the trade that sent him from Milwaukee to Orlando saw the Bucks get J.J. Redick, among others, in return. Redick’s entire tenure with the Bucks was perplexing. After playing in 32 total games with the Bucks, Redick went to the LA Clippers in a sign-and-trade, as the Bucks seemed fine with letting him walk. This entire thing stings because not only did they lose Redick, but they traded away a promising young wing in Harris to get him in the first place. Puzzling decisions.

Redick quickly went on to enter his prime and play high-level basketball for several contenders, mainly the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. He cemented himself as one of the best 3-point shooters of the modern era and a high-level starter. While Redick didn’t impress during his stint with Milwaukee, it was a small sample size post-trade, so they should have looked to keep him around for a bit longer, especially after giving up Harris.

In the same off-season that Redick left, the Bucks drafted a relatively unknown prospect named Giannis Antetokounmpo. Throughout his career, the Bucks have done their best to surround the Greek Freak with excellent perimeter shooters. The pairing of Redick and Antetokounmpo would have been outright lethal for years to come, but it will remain a “what-if” for the rest of time.