Jul 2, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond speaks to the press during a news conference featuring new head coachJason Kidd
at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
If they say life comes at you fast, I guess free agency comes at you faster. The opening day of free agency has been complete and utter carnage. A non-stop rush of deals of ever increasing amounts, all difficult to judge against the backdrop of an impending cap rise.
The Milwaukee Bucks came in and got some key business done early by re-signing their promising young wing Khris Middleton to a four-year deal, but still they may be in danger of being left behind.
The Bucks don’t necessarily need to swing big this year, but there can be no mistaking that they’ve wanted to. From links to DeAndre Jordan, to talk of Tyson Chandler, to meetings with Greg Monroe, Milwaukee has certainly played the field in the opening exchanges of this year’s free agent free-for-all.
What might be most important for the team though is to ensure that they don’t make any rash panicked decisions.
If the right player isn’t there, there’s no shame in standing pat with the team’s current rotation.
Or if they do have to sign a free agent, there’s no reason why they couldn’t target some players who might have a lower profile, but will represent better value and present a chance to go after big fish again in the future.
Let’s take a look at five players who may fit that mold.
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