NBA Rumors: JJ Redick or Robert Covington could be trade targets for Milwaukee Bucks

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If the Milwaukee Bucks look to improve their roster this season, JJ Redick and Robert Covington have been suggested as possible players that the team could go after.

On the Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Special, ESPN’s Zach Lowe suggested that the Bucks could look at these two players, as the team is willing to go above the luxury tax.

“I think they’ll look at a guy like Robert Covington, or J.J. Redick if he were to become available. And I have heard, they’re a little bit under the luxury tax, I think they would go over it for a deal that puts them over the top. And they have the Pacers pick that they got over the summer for Malcolm Brogdon, that’ll be out there.”

Lowe’s comment was not a definite suggestion that the Bucks have already thought of Redick and Covington, but more so speculation of the kind of players that the team might go after.

Both Redick and Covington are important role players for their respective teams.

Redick is averaging 16.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 3.3 three-pointers per game, on 45.7 percent shooting from three-point range for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Adding an elite shooter alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo would provide plenty of headaches for opposing defenses.

Covington known as a “three-and-d” player, is averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Covington’s defensive abilities are his best asset, as he was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2018.

The Bucks know that defense helps win championships and by adding Covington to the roster, they would be one step closer to that ultimate goal.

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