3 potential low-cost free agent options for Milwaukee Bucks to consider

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Danuel House Jr. is a potential low-cost free agent option for the Milwaukee Bucks

I was already pretty intrigued and excited about someone like Jones coming in on a cheap deal, but this would be a fantastic addition if the Bucks could get him in on a minimum or close to a minimum contract.

Danuel House Jr. played big minutes for the Houston Rockets from 2018 to 2021 before being waived by them this past season. He played a single game for the New York Knicks before he found his way to the Utah Jazz and rediscovered why he was so valuable to the Rockets.

In 138 games in those three years with Houston, House shot over 37 percent from 3 on five attempts per game and almost 65 percent of his shots were 3s. He averaged just under 10 points per game on nearly 58 percent true shooting.

The problem was that his 3-point shooting declined every season with the Rockets. In his first year he was at 41.6 percent, then 36.3 percent, 34.6 percent after that, and then 29.4 percent in 16 games before being waived.

Utah certainly wasn’t expecting what they got out of House which was 41.5 percent on 3.3 attempts per game as he turned into one of their most valuable role players down the stretch. He played nearly 20 minutes a night and cracked the playoff rotation.

Unfortunately, House’s playoff shooting numbers aren’t great. He’s shot 30.9 percent from 3 on 4.3 attempts in 22 playoff games in his career which is not ideal. That being said, like McLemore, House has experience playing next to ball-dominant stars that can create open shots for him.

The other thing to like about House is that at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, he is a solid wing defender. He’s not at the level of Royce O’Neale as a shooter or defender but he’s a very good low-cost replacement that could help fill up some of that wing depth that Milwaukee needs.

He would have the highest potential ceiling for the Bucks in that he could play in the playoffs in a high-pressure matchup because he can hold up well at both ends of the floor. He’s not someone you want to count on but he can provide a service and would have been a nice option against the Boston Celtics.

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The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t have a ton of success with their bargain bin shopping last season but these three offer another chance to hit on a low-cost signing this offseason.