5 roster moves the Milwaukee Bucks need to make in 2022 NBA offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill
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The Milwaukee Bucks need to trade George Hill this offseason

When the Milwaukee Bucks signed George Hill to a two-year deal last offseason, it seemed like a good move, given their need for a backup point guard.

Despite the initial optimism surrounding Hill, things went south quickly as the guard looked like a complete shell of himself. Hill struggled to make much of an impact at all, having put up some of the worst numbers in his entire career. During his five playoff games with the Bucks, Hill failed to contribute in virtually any capacity as he tallied six rebounds, five points, and three rebounds in a grueling 76 minutes of action. The signing completely backfired for the Bucks, and they should now look to trade away the guard and his $4 million contract for next season, as that salary could actually make him a solid trade chip.

Trading away Hill would allow the Bucks to upgrade at the backup point guard position, something that they desperately need. Perhaps moving Hill would allow them to bring back Jevon Carter, who was the clear-cut better player than Hill but did not see minutes because of Mike Budenholzer’s desire to roll with George Hill. Dennis Schroder is another point guard that will be on the free agent market, and the Bucks did express some level of interest in him at the trade deadline. Tyus Jones and Patty Mills seem like more far-fetched options, but either would be a significant upgrade over what the team currently has in Hill.

If the plan is to run it back with Hill as the backup ball-handler, the Bucks are doing themselves a disservice after the disastrous season he put together.