Trade Destination for Wizards Montrezl Harrell: Milwaukee Bucks
The defending champs could use some help in the frontcourt, thought would likely prefer more of a defensive presence than Harrell is able to provide. Still, his offensive skill set and production may outweigh what he lacks on the other end of the floor if they make a move or two in addition to a Harrell trade.
Plus, Giannis Antetenokoumpo is able to protect the rim and do a bit of everything on defense, He can cover for Harell’s weaknesses when the two share the floor. When they don’t, Harrell could help Giannis take longer breaks on the bench by keeping the team in games offensively.
He would be able to work with Jrue Holiday as a pick and roll beast like he has been his entire career. Kris Middleton can also run the pick and roll for long stretches with Harrell. With Brook Lope out for an unknown length of time, Harrell would greatly improve the Bucks center position. It would just be in very different ways than what the Bucks are missing by not having Lopez.
Compensation would be hard to work out, admittedly. The Bucks would have to include one of, if not both, Pat Connaughton and Donte DiVincenzo. That means the deal would have to be bigger and likely include additional teams.
More teams would allow the Bucks to get some wing players back either from one of the other teams or from the Wizards while the Wizards could leverage additional teams into more future draft picks.
The Wizards don’t own a second-round pick until 2026, so adding multiple in a deal could be valued by them more than other teams. It gives them more options moving forward, something that isn’t the case with Harrell, who is on an expiring contract.