The deal for Bledsoe went through and he’s been a solid addition to Milwaukee’s team but during talks with Phoenix the Bucks also kept an eye on Terry Rozier of the Boston Celtics, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical:
Milwaukee saw things differently. Everything the Bucks do is geared toward complementing Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Bledsoe, Bucks officials say, does just that. In assessing the team’s needs, toughness, athleticism, speed and quickness were at the top of the list. They eyeballed a few players. Boston’s Terry Rozier was one. Bledsoe was another. Bledsoe was available. The Bucks had an asset the Suns would take (Greg Monroe) and a draft pick (a protected first-rounder) they wanted. Done deal.