Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking their 3 biggest victories from 2021 offseason

Jul 17, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Memphis Grizzlies: Grayson Allen
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The Milwaukee Bucks trading for Grayson Allen was their second biggest victory of the 2021 offseason

From the Bogdan Bogdanovic debacle during the 2020 offseason to Donte DiVincenzo’s injury that saw him sidelined for most of the playoffs, the Bucks have faced the utmost uncertainty at shooting guard. It is an issue that has followed the team for quite some time now, and they added yet another layer to that unpredictably by trading for Grayson Allen this offseason.

It was a surprise move from the Bucks that sent out soon-to-be sophomore Sam Merrill and two future second round draft picks for the 25-year-old. While many have shown distaste in the move because of Allen’s history and storied reputation for his on-court antics, this move was great from a management standpoint, given what he could bring to this team.

Immediately following the news, the biggest question mark was whether or not Allen could be the team’s new starting two-guard. If DiVincenzo is still recovering from his ankle surgery by the time next season begins, the question becomes far easier to answer. However, if the guard is back up to speed, then it becomes far more interesting, as both players have a good case to claim their spot in the starting five.

Potentially pick up their new starting shooting guard in a trade like this has the potential to be an underrated addition for the Bucks. Allen brings scoring, outside shooting, defense, and intensity that should help him thrive alongside the reigning world champions. Time will tell what Allen’s role will ultimately be, whether it is off the bench or in the starting five, but either way, this was a big win for Milwaukee to improve their guard depth. If all goes well, Allen could be poised to have a long future in Milwaukee as he braces for restricted free agency after the 2021-22 season.