The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the most exciting up-and-coming teams in the NBA. With the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the show, this ball club is set to become a legitimate force not only in the Eastern Conference but in the entire association.

As far as being a title contender is concerned, the Bucks are not yet there. They have a promising roster but they are still pretty raw to be considered among the elites in the league. However, Milwaukee can speed up the process by becoming a major player in the trade market. Right now, Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving are the hottest items on the trading block, and their current teams are looking for the right trade partner.

The Bucks are loaded with talents from top to bottom. The best thing about this is they have some of the best contracts in the association with key players Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Snell locked on reasonable deals. Including one or two of these players in a package for a bona fide star like Anthony or Irvin won’t kill any negotiation since they are getting quality players on team-friendly contracts.

Trade Packages for Anthony

Keep in mind that Anthony has the right to dictate his destination with his no-trade clause. Bucks aren’t located in a big market city he wanted to play in but this team could certainly challenge the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers for a spot in the finals next season.

According to Yaron Weitzman of Bleacher Report, the Bucks may send a couple of expiring contracts to Knicks in exchange for Anthony. A trade package consists of Greg Monroe ($17.8 MM) and Spencer Hawes’ ($6MM) expiring deals isn’t as tempting as the Rockets or Cavaliers’ trade offer, but the Bucks could help the Knicks create more financial flexibility for the free agency summer of 2018.

On the other hand, the Bucks acquire a player who can serve both as a mentor to Giannis and a second-option scorer on the team.

Trade packages for Irving

Meanwhile, Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz thinks the Bucks could land a dynamic guard like Irving by sending Matthew Dellavedova, Malcolm Bragdon, Khris Middleton and a 2018 first round pick (top-10) protected.

This deal gives the Cavs what they are looking for in exchange for Irving – which are established veterans and future assets. The Bucks, meanwhile, get another scorer next to the Greek Freak. The Bucks direly need another scoring threat to make them a more potent unit, and Irving’s scoring ability is what the doctor orders in Milwaukee.