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

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Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why Allonzo Trier is worth pursuing – His second unit scoring potential

The Bucks spent the offseason retooling their bench with players like Rodney Hood, George Hill, and Semi Ojeleye. While that second group is looking solid, bringing in Trier would help bolster it further with some much-needed scoring. Milwaukee’s bench ranked 19th in scoring last season with 34.8 points per game, and they could want to bump that numbers up a few ticks in 2021-22.

Trier shocked the world in his rookie season with the Knicks in 2018-19 after going undrafted just months earlier. Playing 22.8 minutes across 64 games, Trier averaged 10.9 points per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the floor and 39.4 percent from 3-point range. Coming off the bench in all but three games that year, the guard provided an electric scoring boost in the second unit and lived up to his “Iso Zo” moniker for his offensive ability. For whatever reason, his minutes were cut to just 12.1 over 24 games the following year and he only averaged 6.5 points per night.

Although Trier would find himself fighting for minutes in a top-heavy wing rotation with names like Donte DiVincenzo, Grayson Allen, and Pat Connaughton, among others, his scoring ability is something that would help his case. Having a player that could check into the game and produce double-digit points on any night could help most contending teams. Sure, Trier has his limitations on the defensive end, which could make him a hard sell for a defensive-minded Bucks team, but the offense could be useful when the Bucks need a spark.