NBA Rumors: Proposed Jazz Trade Sends Rudy Gay To Bucks

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A new proposed trade that would send Rudy Gay to the Milwaukee Bucks is something that the Bucks need to consider. Milwaukee made some impressive moves during the offseason, but there is still more work to be done.

With Rudy Gay likely being someone that could get traded when Donovan Mitchell does, the Bucks should be on the phone trying to make this deal happen.

Rudy Gay Is The Ideal Fit For Milwaukee

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Rudy Gay has put up some impressive numbers over his long NBA career. He entered the league in 2006 and is still only 35 years old. His numbers throughout his career are very impressive and although he isn't the scorer that he once was, he averaged 8.1 points and shot 34.5% from three-point range in Utah last season.

The Proposed Trade

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The proposed trade would send George Hill, Rayjon Tucker, and a second-round pick to Utah.

BehindTheBucksPass thought of the trade and what they say makes perfect sense:

"Gay has made a living in the league over the past 16 years as a scorer, having averaged a quality 16.3 points per game in that timeframe. Although the forward had his least productive season to date in 2021-22, having averaged single-digit points for the first time in his career, that could be attributed to him playing a career-low in minutes as well. With proper minutes, Gay could provide second unit scoring, which is exactly what the Bucks need. Per, Milwaukee’s bench ranked 27th in bench points per game during the 2021-22 regular season, which proved to be a notable flaw in the postseason."

Would It Make Sense For The Jazz?

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This trade for the Utah Jazz wouldn't make a ton of sense for a few different reasons. However, this team hasn't made very smart decisions throughout the past few years and it is possible that they take the second-round pick for the aging Rudy Gay.

Bucks Could Win It All Next Season

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It's not going to be any easier than it was two seasons ago when the Milwaukee Bucks won an NBA title, but this team certainly has enough to do so. Considering some of the additions that they've made throughout the offseason as well as having Khris Middleton back and healthy next season, Milwaukee is likely going to be one of the favorites to win it all when the playoffs come. If they add Rudy Gay, those chances are only going to be better.