Milwaukee Bucks: 5 viable free agent targets with ties to Jrue Holiday

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Fresh off winning an NBA title, the Milwaukee Bucks will have a quick turnaround with free agency officially set to kick off in the coming days.

First and foremost, fans should not expect any seismic changes to the roster following the team’s first championship in over 50 years. With little spending money and a depleted asset cabinet, the reigning chaps will likely keep their core intact. Yet, they could make some smaller moves to help round out the edges of this roster and bulk up the rotation further ahead of next season in hopes of making another run at a title.

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In that case, there are certainly an array of potential targets they could make a run at on the market, but an interesting exercise would be to look at potential targets that have played alongside the new champions previously, with Jrue Holiday particularly posing an interesting case.

Holiday played 11 seasons in the league before coming to the Bucks and has had his share of notable teammates. With that being said, here are five of those players the Bucks should target in free agency.

The Milwaukee Bucks could potentially target Jrue Holiday’s former teammate E’Twaun Moore in NBA Free Agency

Playing alongside each other for four seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, E’Twaun Moore and Jrue Holiday are quite familiar with one another.

During those four seasons spent together, Moore’s strongest attribute was his 3-point shooting, as he shot 40.4 percent on 3.2 attempts per game. The guard provided a very welcoming dose of floor spacing for those Pelicans and he could do the same for the Bucks. The front office will always be in the hunt for more shooting to pair along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Moore would be a low-risk target to inquire about.

Moore spent this past season with the Phoenix Suns, the team that the Bucks just defeated in the NBA Finals. However, he was primarily glued to their bench as he played just 27 games during the regular season and saw no action in the Finals against Milwaukee. He will likely seek out a bigger role once he hits free agency this offseason, and whether his familiarity with Holiday means anything or not, he would be an easy target for the Bucks to look at.