The Bucks and Nets are among the potential suitors for Wizards guard/forward Will Barton, per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.
Barton has fallen out of coach Wes Unseld Jr.’s regular rotation and may be seeking a deal.
“He hasn’t collected that many DNPs like Cam Reddish, but he is somebody who feels like it’s time to make a change,” Haynes said on the This League Uncut Podcast with Marc Stein of The Stein Line. “It hasn’t worked out and going back to his hometown of DC for some reason he just hasn’t been able to stick in the rotation.
“He feels like he’s still the player he was, he still thinks he could still be a prominent player in a reserve role. And I was told he would like to play on a contending team and so you got look for teams like Milwaukee or Brooklyn for that matter.”
Barton, 32, is averaging 7.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 19.7 minutes. All are his lowest averages since the 2014-15 season.
Meanwhile, the Bucks have been strongly linked to Suns forward Jae Crowder, with recent reports suggesting those talks have been gaining steam ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.
Milwaukee is reportedly on the lookout for a forward, and has also been linked to Reddish, who’s been made available by the Knicks, as well as Rockets guard Eric Gordon.
The Nets are also exploring adding more experience and depth ahead of the deadline, per reports.
With Los Angeles Lakers aiming for another trade before the deadline, conversations were had with the Utah Jazz centered on Russell Westbrook, league sources told @BleacherReport: https://t.co/A8bksUicyW
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 3, 2023
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