How will Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks line up after trading for Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic

Samir Mehdi
|Published 17/11/2020

The Milwaukee Bucks have traded for Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic to team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo.

In a plea to get Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign a 5 year supermax deal with them, the Milwaukee Bucks traded for 2 star players who can immediately improve their roster.

The first being New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports, the Milwaukee Bucks will be sending Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, 3 first round picks, and 2 future pick swaps for Holiday.

The second move the Bucks made was acquiring Kings shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Bucks gave up Ersan Ilyasova, Donte Divincenso, and DJ Wilson in a sign and trade to acquire the Serbian natonal.

What will the Milwaukee Bucks starting 5 look like in the 2020-21 NBA season?

With rumors of Giannis’s departure from the Milwaukee Bucks surging through the roof, the Bucks had to enter win now mode, to help convince the 2x MVP to stay.

The Bucks are now bolstering a championship calibre starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Brook Lopez.

This starting lineup has the perfect blend of offensive firepower and defensive ‘switchability’. Upon acquiring Jrue Holiday, the Bucks’ perimeter defense immediately gets better. With the 2020 DPOY locking down the paint, they will be a nightmare to beat on offense.

Bogdan Bogdanovic provides the 3 point shooting the Bucks desperately require. The Bucks are most definitely just as potent on offense, as they are on defense.

What would the Bucks’ bench rotations look like?

Milwaukee has given up quite a lot of their bench depth to acquire these 2 star guards. They will need to sign more players to fill out their bench.

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At the moment, 3 and D player Wesley Matthews seems like he would be first man off the bench, averaging around 13 to 20 minutes per game.

Marvin Williams will also provide a couple quick buckets off the bench in around 10 minutes of action.

With the Bucks rounding out their starting lineup, they now need to focus on acquiring some depth.

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi is an NBA Editor at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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