Less than a month until the start of the NBA and many teams are still working on deals that could take them to the next level in 2016-17. According to Bleacher Report, it seem the Milwaukee Bucks are working with the Charlotte Hornets to move some pieces around.
Right now, the teams are discussing a trade that would involve center Greg Monroe in return for guard Jeremy Lamb and big man Spencer Hawes.
Greg Monroe has somewhat underperformed since he arrived in Milwaukee from Detroit. Despite putting up decent numbers last season, many believe that Monroe is simply a poor fit for the Bucks at this time. Meanwhile, the team desperately needs a reliable guard moving forward into the future and a player like Lamb may be able to fit the bill. More realistically though, the Bucks are likely just looking to clear cap space at this point.
If Monroe does indeed land with the Hornets, it would not be a bad replacement for the recently departed Al Jefferson who took his talents to Indiana in the offseason. Right now, the Hornets are looking for talent at the center position and, while Hawes has been a moderately reliable big man over the course of his nine-year career, his game has dwindled in recent years. Monroe would undoubtedly be an improvement.