Does Jon Horst have an Executive of the Year case for Milwaukee Bucks?

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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Sep 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK /

Additions for Milwaukee Bucks may help build an Executive of the Year case for Jon Horst

The Milwaukee Bucks have made a lot of quality additions to their team this season.

Most notably, the team acquired Grayson Allen from the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason. The team showed a great amount of faith in Allen before the season started, signing him to a contract extension before ever playing a regular season game with Milwaukee. Allen has, for the most part, been what the Bucks had hoped he would be. Despite a recent slump, Allen has been very productive overall this season.

The additions do not stop at Grayson Allen.

Another huge pickup that the team has made this season is bringing back Wesley Matthews. In his first stint with the Bucks, Matthews was asked to be a starter at the two spot. He appears to be better suited for the bench role that he has this time in Milwaukee. Matthews is now in the role that a player at this stage of his career belongs in. He is a great defender, but should only be used in a bench role to preserve his energy. With his new role with the team, Matthews is able to be fresh when he is called upon, as opposed to exhausting all of his energy for a majority of the game as a starter.

The team also signed DeMarcus Cousins earlier in the season, but he was later waived before his contract became guaranteed. Cousins was a filler that the team desperately needed while it was decimated by COVID. Many fans believe that Cousins did enough to have his contract guaranteed, but the team decided to go in a different direction as the guaranteed contract deadline neared. Those fans may have a point due to the fact that Cousins played well enough in Milwaukee to earn a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets.