Milwaukee Bucks: 3 remaining free agents that should be targets

Mar 17, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Milwaukee Bucks have had an interesting two-day stretch to kick off 2021 NBA Free Agency, to say the least.

While they have not made any seismic changes, they have made several smaller moves to round out the edges of this roster, highlighted by bringing Bobby Portis back on a two-year deal. They have also signed two players with high upside in Semi Ojeleye and Rodney Hood while bringing back former Buck George Hill to operate behind Jrue Holiday.

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Yet, it seems like there is something left to be desired. Perhaps that is because they have made these moves while conserving their Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception worth $5.9 million. While most of the top talent across the league has already inked deals, there are still several players searching for homes that could be feasible targets for the Bucks.

Whether or not they plan on using their MLE in the coming days, here are three players the Bucks should be targetting.

The Milwaukee Bucks should target J.J. Redick in 2021 NBA Free Agency

Shooting will always be a priority for the Bucks, making J.J. Redick a reasonable target as he currently remains unsigned on the open market.

The 15-year veteran had one of his least productive seasons shooting the basketball by hitting just 37.1 percent of his triples this season. Still, even his below-average shooting seasons are better than some player’s best ones. Shooting 41.5 percent from behind the arc for his career, Redick’s stature as one of the better shooters to play this game is well-known. The guard has made a living spacing the floor by shooting the lights out, and he could continue that with the Bucks.

With Milwaukee adopting a “let it fly” mentality under head coach Mike Budenholzer, Redick would fit in like a glove. He would be given the green light from downtown offensively, which would also make him a solid pairing with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Surrounding the two-time MVP has been the blueprint for success with the Bucks, Redick could be the latest player to fit that mold. With the Bucks losing Bryn Forbes as he heads back to the San Antonio Spurs, they will be looking for a sharpshooting replacement, which Redick would fill nicely.

Following his down year, the 37-year-old will likely not be seeking a lucrative deal. If the Bucks could secure him on a rather team-friendly deal, this would be a solid signing. Redick has detailed in the past how much he wanted to play with Bucks guard Jrue Holiday when they were with the New Orleans Pelicans, and perhaps that could be a convincing factor this time around.