Milwaukee Bucks: Pros and cons of bringing back Johnny O’Bryant III

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The cons of the Milwaukee Bucks signing Johnny O’Bryant III

During his NBA tenure, O’Bryant never quite stood out as he averaged 3.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game with the Bucks, Denver Nuggets, and Charlotte Hornets. He lasted only four seasons before having to take his talents overseas. Having last played in the NBA during the 2017-18 season, it remains unknown if the big man is ready to make the leap back into the league after such an extended absence. Sure, O’Bryant looked solid overseas by averaging 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per contest, but can those numbers translate over to the NBA?

It is a question that fans often ask themselves when rumors begin swirling that the Bucks have an interest in a player that has been out of the league for quite some time. That was exactly the case when they reportedly attended a workout for Joe Johnson and seemingly looked into the idea of signing veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas last season after trading away D.J. Augustin. O’Bryant now falls into that category, but the Bucks clearly see something in him because they acted on it and brought him in for camp, while the other two examples will forever remain rumors.

Camp is the perfect place to see if O’Bryant has anything left in the tank, and the Bucks will find out firsthand over the next few weeks.