Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons Jeff Green free agency rumors are justifiable

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Jeff Green would give the Milwaukee Bucks some much-needed versatility

Throughout their eventful playoff run, the Bucks showcased the versatility on this roster on numerous occasions.

The biggest example of this was opting to run Giannis Antetokounmpo at the center position by sending Brook Lopez to the bench. Running Giannis at the five has shown significant potential over the past several years, but it has always been about having the right personnel to make it work. Other times head coach Mike Budenholzer would flip the script completely and send out a supersized lineup of Antetokounmpo, Portis, and Lopez simultaneously. Having the ability to run these different types of lineups proved to be a luxury, and Green could help keep that consistent.

Standing at 6″8′ and weighing 235 lbs, Green can run either forward spot, even taking the mantle at center if required. He would mostly be used as the team’s power forward to give Antetokunmpo a breather or run alongside him in certain scenarios. Given his stellar outside shot, the veteran would be a great fit next to Antetokounmpo, allowing the team to run more small-ball with the Greek Freak at center. They were able to do this frequently in the playoffs because of how perfectly Portis complemented Antetokounmpo, and Green would fit the billing in a similar way.

Having a player like Green that could be used to form endless lineup combinations would be a great addition, making the team’s interest in him all the more entertaining.

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It remains to be seen what happens with Portis this offseason, but in the event that he takes his talents elsewhere, Green appears to be someone to watch to fill that vacancy.