3 backup point guards the Milwaukee Bucks could target this offseason

Apr 22, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Milwaukee Bucks could target Dennis Schroder in 2022 NBA Free Agency

Circling back to NBA free agency, it would not be surprising to see the Milwaukee Bucks linked to Dennis Schroder as they potentially survey their backup point guard options.

The Bucks were connected to Schroder leading up to the trade deadline this past season when he was a member of the Boston Celtics. Despite some serious trade talks involving Donte DiVincenzo, the Celtics ultimately traded Schroder to the Houston Rockets and that was that. Well, Schroder is now set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and perhaps the Bucks could pick up right where they left off at the deadline and make a run at him, as the 28-year-old could solve some of their problems on impact. On the surface, Schroder would give the Bucks a backup point guard to replace Hill that is much younger and can contribute more often on the offensive side of things.

First and foremost, Schroder would help bulk up Milwaukee’s bench scoring, which was a sizeable issue this past season from start to finish. The Bucks averaged just 27.8 bench points per contest in the regular season, which ranked 27th in the association, according to NBA.com/stats. A portion of these issues could be attributed to Hill’s lackluster scoring efforts, as he managed to score just 6.2 points per contest, the second-fewest in his career. Schroder would help improve the second unit’s scoring numbers mightily as he has averaged 16 points per game over the last three years, having finished as a Sixth Man of the Year finalist in 2019-20. The Bucks need a point guard that can give them instant offense off the bench, and Schroder certainly fits the billing.

If Schroder is testing the free agent waters and is willing to accept a team-friendly deal, the Bucks should pounce on the chance to bring him in. His scoring and ball-handling off the bench are just what this Milwaukee team needs, and he would be a significant addition.

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Stay tuned to see how the Milwaukee Bucks handle their backup point guard concerns.