Report: Bucks unlikely to consider trading for Chris Paul
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The Milwaukee Bucks are highly unlikely to attempt to trade for Chris Paul this offseason, sources with knowledge of team ownership's thinking told The Athletic's Eric Nehm and Sam Amick.

The veteran Oklahoma City Thunder point guard was previously floated as a possible Bucks target to pair alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo in the wake of Milwaukee's disappointing second-round playoff exit.

Paul, who turns 36 in May, is owed $41.3 million next season with a player option worth $44.2 million for 2021-22.

The Bucks currently have $114 million in guaranteed salary on the books for next season, which is projected to be over the NBA's post-COVID-19 salary cap. The team's most tradable player is likely Eric Bledsoe, who is owed $35 million over the next two seasons.

Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry reportedly met with Antetokounmpo last week and pledged to spend into the luxury tax to help keep the star with the franchise.

Antetokounmpo is eligible to sign a super-max extension this offseason. If he doesn't, the Bucks risk losing him for nothing as an unrestricted free agent in 2021.

Report: Bucks unlikely to consider trading for Chris Paul
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