When Jerami Grant was available in potential trades this offseason, he was most strongly linked with the Portland Trail Blazers and was eventually traded there. But the Milwaukee Bucks were another team that expressed interest in trading for Grant when he was made available by the Detroit Pistons.

A similar, albeit lesser player in Jae Crowder is now available on the trade market by the Phoenix Suns and could fit the profile of what the Bucks are looking for. Milwaukee previously had P.J. Tucker play that role for them when they won their championship, but they elected not to re-sign him during the 2021 offseason.

"The Bucks will look though I bet," said Zach Lowe on his podcast about Milwaukee potentially having interest in Crowder. "The Bucks were sneakily kind of sniffing around Jerami Grant in Detroit before Portland swooped in. I think they like the idea of the switchable, switchable, switchable guys."

The Blazers acquired Grant from the Pistons in a package built around a 2025 first round pick via the Bucks and No. 36 in 2022.