Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players that can fill “the Bryn Forbes role” next year

May 10, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
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Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood, New York Knicks: Immanuel Quickley
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Rodney Hood could replace Bryn Forbes for the Milwaukee Bucks next season

The Bucks inked Rodney Hood to a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum this offseason, a move that has been largely glossed over. That is understandable to some degree, as the veteran has been injured consistently over the past two seasons, but if healthy, he could give this team a boost on the perimeter.

While Forbes is regarded as a genuine catch-and-shoot threat, Hood is not mentioned in the same breath. His shooting numbers over the past two seasons could not be further apart on the spectrum in that regard. His catch-and-shoot numbers this past season were simply awful as Hood shot an abysmal 18-of-73 (24.7 percent) on those tries. However, before injuring his Achillies 21 games into the 2019-20 season, Hood was thriving in the catch-and-shoot role by shooting 26-of-47 (55.3 percent) with the Portland Trail Blazers.

It will be interesting to see if he can find a consistent balance with his catch-and-shoot tries with the Bucks, which would clearly be a significant lift. Despite having the worst long-range shooting season of his career in 2020-21 by clocking in 30.1 percent of his triples, largely due to his awful catch-and-shoot numbers, Hood still has shot 36.7 percent from the outside for his career. He has proven to be a serviceable 3-point shooter, and he could slide nicely into that role previously filled by Forbes to give the team another outside threat.