3 10-day contract candidates for the Milwaukee Bucks to consider

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Salt Lake City Stars: Carsen Edwards, Lakeland Magic: Quade Green
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After opening up several roster spots at the NBA trade deadline, the Milwaukee Bucks will have to bring in another player in the coming days. As noted by Hoops Rumors’ Luke Adams, the Bucks are currently one player short of meeting the minimum 14 player roster requirement. They hoped to fill that roster spot with Goran Dragic before he ultimately decided to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Bucks to assess other options.

As the Bucks look at other players to potentially bring in, the main focus should be adding a guard. With Pat Connaughton and George Hill both sidelined with injuries, as well as the team moving on from Donte DiVincenzo and Rodney Hood at the NBA trade deadline, Milwaukee is incredibly short on depth in the backcourt right now. While there are no Dragic-level difference-makers left out on the buyout market, here are three guards that could be worthwhile 10-day signings to help give Milwaukee the minimum 14 players.

The Milwaukee Bucks could consider Carsen Edwards for a 10-day deal

Scouring the talent across the G-League, there are some notable names that stand out as possible targets for the Bucks, but none more than Carsen Edwards. Playing in 28 contests as a member of the Salt Lake City Stars, Edwards has averaged a stellar 25 points, 2.4 rebounds, three assists, and 1.3 steals in 33.2 minutes per game with the Stars. Edwards’ impressive run in the G-League may earn him an NBA call-up at some point, and the Bucks could be wise to take a flyer.

As advertised by his numbers, Edwards is a solid scorer, which the Bucks desperately need off the bench right now. Connaughton and Hill were the two leading second unit scorers on the roster this season, and with them both sidelined, the Bucks could run into trouble fast. While Edwards would certainly not replicate his G-League numbers in the NBA, he could provide some quality scoring off the bench for any team.

His 25 points per game are enough to turn heads, but the guard’s red-hot 3-point shooting should make him an ideal candidate for the champs as well. Edwards is shooting an efficient 39.2 percent from three on an impressive 7.9 attempts per game. With one of the Bucks’ best 3-point shooters in Connaughton out of the picture for the foreseeable future, a quality shooter like Edwards might be a temporary answer. According to NBA.com/stats, Milwaukee’s bench is shooting 32.8 percent from 3-point range, which is 18th in the NBA. That number is bound to dip without Connaughton, and the Bucks must add another shooter to stay afloat in the meantime.

Edwards is far from the flashiest name, but if the Bucks want to add bench scoring and meet the necessary roster requirements, he makes sense.