Milwaukee Bucks: 3 P.J. Tucker replacements to target in free agency

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The Milwaukee Bucks could replace P.J. Tucker with Tony Snell in 2021 NBA Free Agency

Milwaukee’s defense will take a hit following Tucker’s departure, but one player they could look to fill the void would be Tony Snell.

Throughout his career, even a three-year stint in Milwaukee between 2016-19, Snell has made his living as a 3-and-D wing. Offensively, he has shot an impressive 39.7 percent from behind the arc across his eight years in the association, proving to be a reliable threat from distance. The Bucks are always in the hunt to add more shooting, but Snell’s defense could also be of use to them, as the swingman is a solid defender.

He would provide the Bucks with some welcoming two-way play while simultaneously shoring up their wing depth, essentially killing two birds with one stone. After seeing his role fizzle out with the Atlanta Hawks to the point where he hardly saw time during their playoff run, Snell will likely not command a hefty deal on the free agent market. If he can be had on a rather team-friendly deal, then this makes perfect sense for the Bucks.

Snell already has familiarity playing with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton from his previous time in Milwaukee, which could be meaningful. Given those connections, along with his shooting, defense, and likely affordability, Snell stands as a reasonable replacement with the Bucks losing Tucker in free agency.