3 reasons why the Milwaukee Bucks should pursue Goran Dragić

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 27 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Miami Heat: Goran Dragić
MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 27 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Goran Dragić would help improve the Milwaukee Bucks’ bench production

With Bobby Portis, who earned Sixth Man of the Year consideration last season, stepping up as a full-time starter due to Brook Lopez’s injury, Milwaukee’s bench has struggled to contribute most nights. The second unit ranks 29th in points, 29th in assists, and 25th in rebounds per game, and these numbers are bound to get worse with their two most productive pieces in Connaughton and Hill set to miss some time. The Bucks need help off the bench, and they could kill two birds with a single stone by adding Dragić to provide a second unit spark and bolster their guard depth.

Dragić has proven to be one of the better bench contributors in the NBA over the past two years, averaging 14.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per contest. Numbers like that could be just what the Bucks need right now, giving them a reputable guard that can alleviate hefty minutes at the guard position from Jrue Holiday. The former All-Star could provide the second unit spark that this team has lacked throughout the entire season and desperately need with two key pieces both set to be sidelined.

Although his regular season production is great, his playoff numbers are legitimately eye-catching. Across 21 postseason games over the past two years, Dragić averaged an impressive 18.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and a steal per game, having turned things up a notch once the playoffs began. Having a productive piece like that off the bench could be a game-changer for Milwaukee in the playoffs, giving them another player that can be relied on when the lights are the brightest.

Given how poorly Milwaukee’s bench has played this season, Dragić could be the missing piece, and the Bucks should make a persistent pitch to acquire him once bought out.

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Stay tuned to see if the Bucks can ink Dragić’s signature for the remainder of the season.