Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking their 3 biggest victories from 2021 offseason

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Although they did not make any massive moves, the Milwaukee Bucks still managed to piece together a solid offseason.

Following their title-winning campaign, the front office managed to patch up some of the team’s most prominent flaws as they aim to repeat next season. They shored up their defense by signing Semi Ojeleye to a one-year deal while inking Rodney Hood to a similar deal to bolster their bench scoring in a move that has high potential if all goes according to plan.

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While those moves will not be featured on this list, they could still prove impactful for a team that is looking to defend their title as world champions as they brace for the 2021-22 season.

For the three moves that will be included, praise must be delivered to Milwaukee’s general manager Jon Horst, who outdid himself yet again, despite the little assets at his disposal. With that being said, here are the three best moves from the Bucks’ offseason ranked.

The Milwaukee Bucks signing George Hill in free agency was their third biggest victory of the 2021 offseason

No disrespect to D.J. Augustin or Jeff Teague, but the Bucks needed to find a stable backup point guard this offseason after they could not do so last year.

With little spending money, they hit a home run by inking George Hill to a two-year deal to bring him back to Milwaukee. Previously playing with the Bucks, Hill should find it easy to navigate his way back into the lineup alongside several of his former teammates and coaches. The savvy vet will provide the Bucks with a reliable sixth man to play the point guard position when Jrue Holiday needs a break.

Production-wise, Hill should fit right in with the bench mob. Not only does the guard bring another capable scorer into the mix, but another reliable shooter as well. Fans will remember that Hill led the NBA in 3-point percentage during the 2019-20 season by shooting 46 percent from deep. For a team that shoots triples in excess, Hill’s outside shot should help him regain his groove with the team in his second stint.

All in all, there is very little to criticize with this move. The Bucks needed a reliable point guard, and not only did they get one, but one with familiarity with the organization. Rejoining forces with guys like Giannis Antetokunmpo, Khris Middleton, and head coach Mike Budenholzer should help make the transition for Hill all the easier, and this was undoubtedly one of their biggest offseason wins.