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

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson, Allonzo Trier
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Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why Allonzo Trier is worth pursuing – His electric outside shooting

It is common knowledge by now that the Bucks are always looking to shore up their outside shooting, which is something they consider with every free agent target. For a team that shot a lousy 32.1 percent from deep in the postseason, they certainly wanted to bolster their attack on that side of the ball this offseason, and while they did, Trier would give them yet another player that can shoot the ball.

During his breakout year with the Knicks, Trier shot a solid 39.4 percent from behind the arc on 2.1 attempts per contest. While it was not the primary focus in his game, it helped him average double figures during that season. One area that could see him thrive with the Bucks would be his ability to thrive on catch-and-shoot opportunities. During the 2018-19 season, Trier shot a compelling 43.9 percent on those tries from long range, according to That quick release would help him fit in seamlessly with this team and get no shortage of open looks on the offensive end nightly.

The Bucks are also looking for someone to come in and fill the void left behind from Bryn Forbes as well. Forbes had a career year shooting the basketball in 2019-20 as he shot the lights out in the regular season, which saw him play significant time alongside Antetokounmpo. It was a great one-two punch, but with Forbes leaving in free agency, someone will have to take the mantle. Due to his catch-and-shoot prowess, Trier could be a great fit for the job on a team that embraces 3-point shooting so deeply.

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While it would take some serious string pulling to bring Trier onto the roster, he would be a solid addition for a Bucks team that is looking to put the finishing touches on their bench unit.