I'm leaning towards just rolling with the current squad and add a scorer using some of our expirings and picks. I mentioned Terrence Ross earlier who'd be excellent.
But if we wanted to go all-in i think we could try to trade for someone such as Khris Middleton. They're not interested in paying him and he's had run-ins with some assistants with the team i believe. We could do BI-KCP for Middleton which would help the Bucks both short and long-term. OR a third team could be involved - Miami or Washington, perhaps - sending a more win-now player to the Bucks (Beal, Richardson etc.).
Ross is a good scorer but I don't think he's capable of being a #2 option scorer or a #1 when LeBron isn't on the floor.
Same with Middleton. He's a guy that would help and he's a good shooter. Is he a #2 option guy? He wants a max or near max contract...is he worth it?
If we made either move, I would consider them decent and trying to improve the team but I would go a different route personally. I'd target an attack guard, not another wing or role player type guard.
Middleton would be great. He's at least as good of a defender as BI and he's one of the best shooters in the game. He'd score 25ppg on this team.
The problem would be in 2019 where Middleton's cap hold would make it tough to go after guys like Kawhi or KD. It wouldn't be impossible, but difficult.
If you land Middleton, no room on the wing for LeBron/Middleton and Kawhi or KD even if you have the money. I understand wanting to add an interesting player that has skillsets we need but if we do that, what would that team look like?
We would be better than we are now but how much?
A huge part of the problem with our starting lineup is we have 3 wings starting...Ingram/LeBron/Kuzma.
We're asking Lonzo to be an attack guard when that's not the best use of his skills.
Ingram - same thing. He'd be better off-ball.
LeBron - does everything.
Kuzma - good scorer and a mismatch but still a big wing.
If you sub Middleton, KD or Kawhi in for Ingram, you haven't done anything but added another wing scorer. Similar builds and operating out of the same spots.
IMHO, we would be better served with another true guard. Someone who can create their own shot, spread the floor off the ball and who can act as the primary focus for the offense when LeBron sits or is off the ball. Ross and Middleton are adequate next to LeBron but I don't see them as difference makers without LeBron or post-LeBron. I could be wrong.