Bucks Open To Trading Monroe, Carter-Williams

The Bucks have let other teams know that Greg Monroe is available for the right price, and the team is also receptive to trading Michael Carter-Williams, reports Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only Bucks player completely off-limits for a deal, though it would take a “crazy” offer to pry Jabari Parker or Khris Middleton from Milwaukee, a league executive said to Woelfel. Several people around the league have said they’d be surprised if the Bucks don’t make a significant trade, with the deadline looming two weeks from today, Woelfel adds.

Bucks GM John Hammond said recently that he “can’t imagine life without” Monroe, whom the team surprisingly landed in free agency on a three-year max deal, though coach Jason Kidd controls player personnel, as Woelfel has heard. It’s unclear what Milwaukee would demand in return for the former Piston. Monroe reportedly met with the Knicks, Lakers and Trail Blazers, all of whom apparently made max offers, before he signed with Milwaukee this past July. He can opt out after next season.

[Click here to see more on the Bucks]

Carter-Williams, like Monroe, was part of a six-man core that Hammond alluded to this past offseason. He’s nonetheless failed to impress since coming over in a controversial deadline trade a year ago, and Kidd benched him for a stretch of 10 games earlier this season. He’s returned to the starting lineup, but his points and minutes per game are down for a second season in a row since he won the Rookie of the Year award in 2013/14. His 31.7% 3-point shooting is a career best, but he’s taking fewer 3-pointers than in the past, attempting only 41 so far this season.

Milwaukee is 20-31 and in 13th place in the Eastern Conference after making the playoffs a year ago. The Bucks have lost six of their last seven games.

Leave a Reply

140 Comments on "Bucks Open To Trading Monroe, Carter-Williams"

Notify of
avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Steve
Member
Steve
7 months 23 days ago

Trade the whole team. Build it around Giannis

Mario Renteria
Member
Mario Renteria
7 months 23 days ago

We’ll take Jabari parker over here In Houston

Kenny Parker
Member
Kenny Parker
7 months 20 days ago

We’ll take Harden over here in Milwaukee for Jabari.

APatt
Member
APatt
7 months 23 days ago

To the Celts?

Scott
Member
Scott
7 months 23 days ago

As long as the Nets pick is involved, I’m sure Milwaukee would consider

Celtics fan
Member
Celtics fan
7 months 23 days ago

For Monroe? Seriously? Hahahahahahahaha

Scott
Member
Scott
7 months 22 days ago

Outside of the Nets pick and maybe Smart and Bradley , the Celtics have no assets. The Celtics are filled with mediocre players with little trade value.

Jonny
Member
Jonny
7 months 22 days ago

Lol you are Delusional! Whats your record 20-31.

Durkin
Member
Durkin
7 months 22 days ago

So you say they have no players and they are in third place….you probably are a LaBrone fan….

sal tarantino
Member
sal tarantino
7 months 22 days ago

What are you talking about? I am a Bucks fan, but you have to realize the Celtics have a lot of assets the Bucks should covet. They have depth, young players and veterans. Bucks have nothing off the bench, we have awful depth in the back/front courts. Stop. I would take Smart/Hunter/Mickey/Rozier/Crowder/1st Rd, any combo of that, for MCW and Monroe. We need depth. We have none. Please do not be delusional.

twitter_wiscsportstalk
Guest
twitter_wiscsportstalk
7 months 21 days ago

I think you are looking for a bit too much there. I think Smart has huge value and so does the Nets first this year. Smart + the first and maybe Hunter for Monroe and MCW would be pretty equal IMO and would do it in a second as a Bucks fan.

Scott
Member
Scott
7 months 21 days ago

Lol. According to that trade proposal, the bucks would be projected for 9 more losses.

victor gonzales
Member
victor gonzales
7 months 22 days ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jonny
Member
Jonny
7 months 22 days ago

Pffft for that trash!

Dave
Member
Dave
7 months 23 days ago

Hibbert, Lou Williams and Ryan Kelly to Bucks, Monroe and OJ Mayo to Lakers

Someone with half a brain
Member
Someone with half a brain
7 months 23 days ago

You’re an idiots

Dave
Member
Dave
7 months 23 days ago

But why?

SimonSays
Member
SimonSays
7 months 23 days ago

Not a Bucks fan so with an unbiased opinion, that’s no where near a fair trade. 2 nobodys and a high volume shot taker (not shot maker) for a pretty decent scorer and a valuable big man capable of a double double every night, that trade only favors the Lakers. In order for the Bucks to EVEN consider a deal like that, they would have to add their first pick in the draft and we all know the Lakers wouldn’t give that up for Mayo and Monroe so that trade scenario you gave wouldn’t make sense.

JT19
Guest
JT19
7 months 23 days ago
Cause that trade is absolutely terrible. What value are the Bucks getting? Hibbert is terrible, Kelly is nothing more than a backup stretch 4/fifth big man and Lou Williams is an undersized sixth man. OJ Mayo is essentially the same player as Lou so you’re looking at a Hibbert and Kelly for Monroe deal. I’m going to assume you’re a Lakers fan, since that is probably the only scenario where that trade might make sense as a fan, so if the roles were reversed, would you do a Monroe and Mayo deal for Hibbert, Williams and Kelly? If not, its… Read more »
JbeeZee
Member
JbeeZee
7 months 21 days ago

If I’m the Bucks I would relish the chance to erase a $16mil free agency mistake by swapping Monroe for Hibbert’s expiring and acquiring a real stretch four (Kelly) who is nobody right now but not for long with the right team and getting a proven scorer that defenses respect in return for a shooter no one respects like MCW. Bucks have nice pieces that don’t compliment each other and would look better on other teams.

AC
Member
AC
7 months 23 days ago

sorry but that trade screws over Milwaukee BIG TIME!!

Aaron
Member
Aaron
7 months 23 days ago

Ill take MCW and Greg in Portland. Bolster both the back up point position and the center position.

Ben
Member
Ben
7 months 23 days ago

I (bucks fan) want to see us get mccollum out of that somehow. even if he’s all we get

jschliewe
Member
jschliewe
7 months 23 days ago

As a Bucks fan I would do Monroe for something like Davis, Crabbe and a first rounder.

Jake
Member
Jake
7 months 23 days ago

What would it take to get Tyler Ennis out of Milwaukee? A second round pick?

Jared McFarlane
Member
Jared McFarlane
7 months 22 days ago

I think they would trade ennis for like 2 second round picks

victor gonzales
Member
victor gonzales
7 months 22 days ago

can someone fill me in on the value of hording 2nd round picks and late first rounders i mean like 90 percent of them do not make a impact in the league but i feel here in the last 8 years your starting to see teams over value late and 2nd rd picks…

Steve Pasek
Member
Steve Pasek
7 months 23 days ago

Nobody wants MCW. Cat is out of the bag and he can’t shoot worth a damn. Monroe has a decent contract so wouldn’t be surprised to see him go somewhere but they really stepped in it twice if their big acquisitions from a year ago are now on the block. Kidd doesn’t seem to know what personality he wants for his team.

Recordhigh
Member
Recordhigh
7 months 23 days ago
How about we DONT trade away Monroe and move Parker or KIDD!! Wtf is going on!?! Monroe is a beast and Kidd SUCKS at coaching big men and PG’s…so far. So let’s just leave IT ALONE or trade Jabari who CLEARLY doesn’t fit and while he has some value NOW! He’s going to be totally worthless in 3 years and Anthony Bennett like! MAX VALUE NOW! Screw his upside. He’s wrecking Giannis’ game and we ALL KNOW HES THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM OUTSIDE OF MIDDLETON AND MONROE! I HATE JASON KIDD. HE’s a cancer and ruining EVERYTHING Hammond… Read more »
gfn14
Member
gfn14
7 months 23 days ago

You ok now? Feel better after letting that out?

badgers4194
Member
badgers4194
7 months 23 days ago

I agree with getting rid of Kidd. We did better when he was out. But gotta keep Jabari. He’s only a year removed from ACL surgery. Next year will be the year we know if he’s boom or bust. But this is Giannis’ team.

Hammer238
Member
Hammer238
7 months 21 days ago

Get rid of Parker now before his value drops.Need stretch four backup center,more perimeter shooting.Pelicans Anderson in a package might be a good fit.Or a package with picks and players from Boston

Hammer238
Member
Hammer238
7 months 21 days ago

I agree about Parker,he has no range,and playing out of position ,he is a small forward.This is same team as last year but with Parker .Trade Parker for a stretch four and backup defensive center.Bucks lack 3 point shooters.Monroe would be more effective surrounded by 3 point shooters.

victor gonzales
Member
victor gonzales
7 months 23 days ago

i think blowing the team up would be a big mistake .. they are only really lacking a true point guard to run the ship … maybe a ty lawson,teague,calderon ?

JbeeZee
Member
JbeeZee
7 months 21 days ago

I think your optimism is misguided Victor. Unless Parker, MCW or Giannis develops a consistent 3pt shot they will continue to hinder each other’s potential. What happened to Parker’s jumper anyway?

Pj
Member
Pj
7 months 23 days ago

MCW and Monroe for Lillard straight up.

Spencer
Member
Spencer
7 months 23 days ago

lol are you serious? those 2 don’t even come close to lillard’s value and Portland is never going to trade him

victor gonzales
Member
victor gonzales
7 months 23 days ago

i think lilard is in portland for the long haul .. they are going to get a big to match up with him and they will be set to contend next year i think.

wpDiscuz

Get the hottest NBA news and rumors before anyone else! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated: