The 2017-18 NBA season is just around the corner. Milwaukee Bucks are trying to fix their roster. According to ESPN, one of their objectives is to trade some of their players "to clear salary-cap space." Two names mentioned were John Henson and Rashad Vaughn. ESPN added that a source said the Bucks could include a second-round pick in a trade for Vaughn. It is uncertain as of the moment what the Bucks are looking for in exchange for these youngsters.

Henson joined the Bucks after they selected him with the 14th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

His role with the team is to be a backup center. The 26-year-old's best outing for Milwaukee was during the 2013-14 season when he averaged career-bests 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

Similar to Henson, Vaughn was a first-round pick (No. 17 in 2015) by the Bucks. In two seasons with the organization, he also spent time in the then-NBA D-League. The UNLV product suited up for the Canton Charge and the Westchester Knicks.

The expendables

The Milwaukee Bucks can survive even if they trade either John Henson, Rashad Vaughn, or both. At center, aside from Henson, the Bucks have Greg Monroe and Thon Maker. Monroe and Maker could be enough at the position moving forward. However, it is possible that the Bucks will keep Henson for now since Jabari Parker remains on the sideline.

Parker is recovering from his second ACL injury.

Meanwhile, Vaughn might be expendable for the Bucks because they have numerous options at the wing who are better than him like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Tony Snell. They also have a newcomer in Sterling Brown who was the 46th pick in the 2017 draft. It is true that Vaughn is still developing, but in his first two years in the NBA, he is yet to impress and show great potential.

Reunion with RJ

Perhaps another reason why the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to complete an NBA trade is to have roster space for Richard Jefferson. The Atlanta Hawks waived the veteran Saturday. Atlanta acquired Jefferson in a swap with the Cleveland Cavaliers which included Kay Felder.

Jefferson already represented Milwaukee.

In the 2008-09 season, Jefferson played for the Bucks. In 82 games, the 37-year-old averaged 19.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per outing. Following this, he had stints with the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and the Cavaliers.