Milwaukee Bucks: Pros and cons of signing free agent Lance Stephenson

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 02 (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Should the Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent Lance Stephenson?

All in all, unless Stephenson puts on a workout for the ages, the Bucks should pass on this move in all likelihood.

That is not a knock on Stephenson by any means, just the fact that he does not exactly fit with what the team currently has constructed. His subpar 3-point shot would cause glaring problems offensively if he is even ready to get back to a contributing level in the NBA. The latter remains the biggest unknown with Stephenson, and while bringing him aboard would be a low-risk gamble, it just would not make much sense for a Milwaukee team that has made several other stellar moves in the offseason to this point.

They genuinely do not need another wing that would find himself fighting for minutes in an already jam-packed wing rotation. Would Stephenson be able to earn minutes in front of Allen, DiVincenzo, Hood, or even Jordan Nwora or Thanasis Antetokounmpo? Not likely. While having depth is surely a positive thing, the Bucks are currently good on the wing with an abundance of new and returning players at the position.

With their roster already pushing the limits of being at full capacity, would Stephenson be a player that would be worth shuffling the deck some more? The guard does not exactly play a position of dire need right now. If they were to add another piece, it would likely be another ball-handler to have as an insurance option behind Jrue Holiday and George Hill or another big man to play when Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis need a breather.

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The Bucks do not have much need for Stephenson at this point, but only time will tell if they will eventually sign him to help defend their title.