Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking every new acquisition during 2021 offseason

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Grayson Allen is the best acquisition for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but Grayson Allen is pretty easily the best addition for the Milwaukee Bucks. The trade came as somewhat of a surprise, but he has the chance to be their best role player this season.

Allen will have the opportunity to prove his value right away due to the injury to DiVincenzo, it’s a fair assumption that he’ll be filling that spot in the starting lineup to begin the year. Allen is more than an insurance policy, however.

For a Bucks team that only had two usable bench pieces by the end of the playoffs, Allen is someone who will be able to be trusted on the floor in the later rounds of a playoff run. He is a tough and pesky defender who can knock down triples at a very high clip and be a reliable secondary ball-handler, something any team would love to have.

Allen has worked hard in his NBA career to shake his reputation that followed him from his college career at Duke by turning himself into a very valuable role player for the reasons listed above.

Additionally, it didn’t really cost the Bucks anything to acquire a prime-aged rotation player that can be retained next offseason as a restricted free agent, which is a huge win for Jon Horst. Bucks fans should be (and it seems like they are) excited for what Allen can bring to the defending champs as they head into next season.

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The Bucks are definitely a deeper team than the iteration that won the championship last season and it will be fun to watch Mike Budenholzer make the new pieces fit with the existing core.