3 key goals for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2022 offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill
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The Milwaukee Bucks need to address their guard and wing depth

Let’s assume that the Bucks re-sign both Connaughton and Portis, that would cover the need to add a rotation big man (although they should sign someone for depth purposes) and give them a solid 3-and-D undersized wing.

They would still have holes in their guard and wing rooms which both need to be addressed. Adding a draft pick like Liddell would be an option on the wing but relying on a rookie is a lot to ask for a championship team. O’Neale also fills a spot on the wing but he’s also somewhat undersized.

If Wesley Matthews retires that leaves a big hole in the rotation to find someone that can defend wings at a high level. Heck, even if Matthews returns, it would behoove them to bring in someone anyway and not rely so much on a guy who will be 36 at the start of next season.

The same can be said at point guard where Geroge Hill (who I was seemingly the only one who defended him) will also be 36 at the start of next season and you simply need to find a better long-term solution here. Jevon Carter is a free agent and while he isn’t a long-term solution, should absolutely be brought back as another possible option if Hill doesn’t get traded.

Milwaukee has a $6.4 million taxpayer mid-level exception and that could be used to address either spot if they can’t find a player to trade for. This doesn’t even include trying to find a potential successor to Lopez, who looked great after back surgery but is also 34 years old.

Again, the Bucks have very limited resources this offseason given that they traded a bunch of draft picks and don’t have much cap flexibility. That’s why nailing every move is so vital this offseason as the clock ticks down until Khris Middleton needs an extension.

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There’s no doubt that the Milwaukee Bucks will be searching all avenues to tweak and upgrade the roster, but the question is how much can they do with their limited assets.