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Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: 10 Players the Bucks Should Be Targeting This Offseason

The 2022 NBA offseason officially kicks off tomorrow with NBA Free Agency. The Milwaukee Bucks are just one year removed from an NBA Championship
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Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: 10 Players the Bucks Should Be Targeting This Offseason

The Milwaukee Bucks had an early exit in the NBA playoffs, losing to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Bucks went seven games against the eventual Eastern Conference Champions and did it without Khris Middleton.

Even with Middleton, I'm not so sure the Bucks would've been able to make it to the Championship against the Warriors, but if the Bucks make a couple of additions to their team, things could be different in 2023 with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the charge.

Here are 10 players the Bucks should target in the offseason.

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10 Players the Bucks Should Be Targeting This Offseason

1. Bobby Portis

Portis is likely going to decline his $4.56 million player option with the Bucks for next season. That means he'll be an unrestricted free agent. But it's expected that Portis will re-sign with the Bucks on a larger deal.

Portis fits the Bucks perfectly and gives them an identity. The Bucks can't lose out on Portis. Keep him around first and foremost.

2. Otto Porter Jr.

The Bucks aren't going to go out and sign superstars. They need guys that will take the mid-level exception or guys that will take the veteran minimum. Porter Jr. is still 29 years old and shot the lights out of the ball for the Warriors last season at times.

Getting guys that can shoot from deep to play around Giannis will be crucial.

3. T.J. Warren

If not Porter Jr., you can always look at T.J. Warren. Warren showed glimpses of his offensive game with the Pacers before getting injured. He's also a terrific defender. He would fit very well with the Bucks if he's willing to come off the bench.

4. Thaddeus Young

I don't think the Bucks are going to be able to lure P.J. Tucker back but Thaddeus Young has a little bit of Tucker in him with his length and size. He would be the big wing for the Bucks that Tucker was to help them win the Championship a couple of years ago.

5. Kyle Anderson

Anderson would be an intriguing option for the Bucks, who can come off the bench and do some ball-handling, even as a slow small forward.

6. Nicolas Batum

It never hurts to bring in a veteran like Batum. Batum could help mentor the young guys and can be a crucial asset for the Bucks. I know the Bucks went after him in 2020 and couldn't lure him in. They like what he offers, so this would be an interesting signing.

7. Robin Lopez

Why not bring back Robin Lopez? He brings high energy to the Bucks, just like Bobby Portis does. He would also get to play with his brother, Brook. Imagine if both of them were on the court at the same time and were the "Twin Towers." That would be electric!

8. Lou Williams

Can the Bucks lure Lou Williams to come and play for them at age 36? The Bucks had an interest in Williams in 2020 but weren't able to lure him in. Williams could be a very good scoring option off the bench when a player like Giannis and Middleton are on the bench. Williams and Holiday would be an intriguing duo.

9. Thomas Bryant

Thomas Bryant is a worse version of Brook Lopez. But he's able to defend the paint and also hit a three if he's open. Bryant's only 25 years old and if you can get him on the veteran minimum, I think there's value there.

10. Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers has a lot left in the tank. The Bucks were close to bringing him on after the Thunder waived him in 2021. So there's interest there as well. He would be a solid bench player for the Bucks and give them the occasional double-digit point performance.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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