Report: Bucks called Kings about Ben McLemore
The Bucks are looking for a wing with Khris Middleton sidelined nearly the entire the season. They could surrender Michael Carter-Williams (who has been available) and/or Greg Monroe (who has been very available), which gives an idea of the caliber of fill-in they’re seeking.
Someone like Jeremy Lamb… or Ben McLemore.
Zach Lowe of ESPN on the Bucks:
A deal centered on McLemore-for-Carter-Williams could make sense. Both have fallen out of favor (if McLemore ever gained favor).
Milwaukee is desperate for wing help without Middleton. Carter-Williams is stuck behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Matthew Dellavedova.
Sacramento needs a point guard with Darren Collison suspended, and the 24-year-old Carter-Williams offers upside at the position that Collison, Garrett Temple and Jordan Farmar don’t. Ty Lawson could reclaim his near-star production, but that will require sobriety, focus and a reversal of last year’s massive decline.
I’d prefer Carter-Williams to McLemore in a vacuum, so the Kings should probably include more. But that’s the framework of a logical trade.