Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why free agent Allonzo Trier is worth pursuing

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The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly taking flyers on some former NBA players before the start of 2021 training camp.

JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors reported that the Bucks recently held a minicamp for free agents, with names like Antonio Blakeney, Chris McCullough, and Josh Gray being among the notable attendees. However, the most interesting name that Shaw noted was Allonzo Trier, who is the most recognizable name among the bunch. Trier missed the entire 2020-21 season, but it seems like he is looking to get another shot in the league, and perhaps the Bucks could grant him the opportunity. With that being said, here are three reasons why Milwaukee should give Trier some consideration after this minicamp.

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why Allonzo Trier is worth pursuing – His experience compared to the other pieces

Trier is not a seasoned veteran by any means, but he does have some experience playing at the NBA level. The guard played 88 games for the New York Knicks for an average of 19.9 minutes per game from 2018-20. Just over one full season of playing time does not exactly scream experience, but looking at the current construction of the Bucks roster, they have pieces in tow that have far less experience than that.

They recently agreed to a training camp deal with guard Tremont Waters, who averaged a measly 9.6 minutes in 37 games over the past two years. In a somewhat surprising move, the Bucks also utilized their second two-way opening to sign Justin Robinson. The young guard has appeared in 18 games over the past two years for 7.6 minutes per contest. Compared to Trier’s numbers, the experience these two have gotten fails to jump off the page. While neither Waters nor Robinson are players that will see significant time for the Bucks in all likelihood, having someone like Trier on the bench would make more sense.

For a team that is at the forefront of title contention like the Bucks, bringing in pieces that could contribute on impact is always helpful. At 25-years-old, Trier would provide the team with a more mature player that has previous experience playing meaningful minutes for a team. Although he has been out of the league for a year, Trier could be a solid backup for this team in the event that they need to dig deep into their bench. He would be a better option than these players that have scarcely taken the floor in their respective careers.