Greg Monroe was the seventh player taken in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Georgetown. Monroe comes from a long line of big men who have played for the Hoyas, and he has had a very solid NBA career to this point. Monroe's production has been very consistent since his rookie season, averaging about 15 points and 10 rebounds per game over that span. Monroe is a classic post-up center, which in today's fast-paced NBA will only work well on certain teams. The Bucks want to play up-tempo basketball, thus the persistent rumors that Milwaukee wants to unload Monroe.
D'Angelo Russell was chosen No. 2 overall by the Lakers in the 2015 NBA Draft, and while his rookie season was up-and-down, he has shown flashes of star potential. Russell posted per-game averages of 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for Los Angeles in 2015-16, but the young point guard struggled with shooting, turnovers, and lack of maturity during his rookie campaign. The Lakers would like to see what they truly have in Russell before considering a trade, but if he doesn't continue to grow as a person and as a player, Los Angeles could look to move him.
Jabari Parker, like Russell, was a second overall draft pick (2014). The 21-year-old Parker hasn't quite lived up to his vast potential after two NBA seasons, but he is making progress in that regard. This past season, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. Jabari Parker will likely be the Bucks' starter at small forward in 2016-17 as the team attempts to play at a faster pace and improve upon last year's 33-49 regular season record.
Current NBA trade rumors are hinting at a possible deal between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. This trade scenario is easily debunked, but that doesn't mean both teams aren't trying to tweak their rosters before training camp begins. Do you think the Lakers or the Bucks will make a deal before the 2016-17 regular season gets underway?
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