Trade News: A talented star from the Chicago Bulls is allegedly a trade target for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason…

The Milwaukee Bucks’ defence and backcourt rotation will undoubtedly suffer with veteran guard Patrick Beverley potentially becoming a free agency and entering the offseason.

Chicago Bulls Rising Star Could Be 'Ambitious' Trade Target For Milwaukee  Bucks

But if the team is being ambitious, Ayo Dosunmu of the Chicago Bulls is the best player to go for.

Dosunmu originally joined the league as the 38th choice of the Bulls in the 2021 Draft, the same class as Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets and Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons. His selection follows an outstanding three years of collegiate play for Illinois.

Dosunmu started 40 of the 77 games the former college standout played for the Bulls to start his rookie career. The shooting guard averaged 8.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists throughout that time. In addition, he made 52% of his field goals, 37% of his three-pointers, and 81% of his free throws from the charity stripe.

Dosunmu’s play improved significantly in his third NBA season after a largely forgettable sophomore campaign. Due to All-Star Zach LaVine’s injury absence, he was able to secure a significant role for Chicago. Dosunmu scored 12.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game on 40% shooting from outside the arc in the 76 games he participated in this season.

Most teams in the league would find him to be an intriguing possibility to pursue in free agency because he has also displayed flashes on the defensive end of the court.

Ayo Dosunmu of the Chicago Bulls is thought to be the Milwaukee Bucks’ aggressive trade target this offseason.

As previously stated, Beverley’s Bucks contract recently expired, and if the organisation decides not to sign him again, he will be free to join with another team. According to a Bleacher Report piece, Milwaukee could be better off going after Dosunmu if that occurs.

The Bucks will have to give up a rotation player like Bobby Portis or Pat Connaughton in addition to their 2024 second-round pick from the Portland Trail Blazers if they hope to have any shot at acquiring a player as young, productive, and inexpensive as Dosunmu (two years left at just $14 million). Carve-outs to the trade rights on their 2024, 2026, and 2030 picks—of which they owe to Portland and New Orleans, respectively—might even be necessary, according to the report.

Dosunmu, as opposed to Beverley, can add another dimension to the Bucks’ offensive while making sure their defence doesn’t let up. In addition, because of his youth, the team will have a backup shooter in case All-Star guard Damian Lillard is sidelined by an injury.

It’s unclear if Milwaukee will make an offseason move to sign Dosunmu. In any event, should the Bucks choose to trade for him in the upcoming months, he offers a wealth of benefits.

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