Milwaukee Bucks: 5 free agents Jon Horst thankfully did not chase

Jun 19, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports)
Jun 19, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports) /
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Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets: Jeff Green
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The Milwaukee Bucks are fresh off their first championship in 50 years, and they will no doubt have competition if they have any hopes of repeating.

Following the title, general manager Jon Horst spent the offseason making a slew of moves via the draft, free agency, and trade to bolster the roster. Now that free agency has cooled as teams prepare to begin training camp, let’s examine five free agents Bucks fans should be happy Horst did not pursue as the team gears up for the 2021-22 season.

(All stats courtesy of Basketball Reference)

Free agents the Milwaukee Bucks rightfully did not pursue – Jeff Green

When P.J. Tucker (more on him later) departed for Miami, there were rumors that the Bucks were interested in adding veteran forward Jeff Green.

The former Brooklyn Net embodies the word veteran, having just turned 35 and now signed with the Denver Nuggets. When Green takes the floor it will be the 11th team he has suited up for over his 13-year career, having become the ultimate journeyman.

The Bucks should be recently familiar with Green after facing him on the Nets on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Green did not see the floor in the Nets opening series against the Boston Celtics and likely would not have seen playing time had the Nets not struggled with injuries.

During the 2021 playoffs as a whole (six games for Green), he was unimpressive at best, compiling just .3 offensive and .2 defensive win shares and a value over replacement player of just .2, which is certainly not great.