What the Milwaukee Bucks should do with each impending free agent

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - DECEMBER 15: (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora, Jevon Carter
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What should the Milwaukee Bucks do with Jevon Carter this offseason?

The Jevon Carter situation is a perplexing one for the Milwaukee Bucks. On paper, he is the perfect backup point guard for this team due to his pestering defense and electrifying shooting, which the 26-year-old showed time and time again this past season. Unfortunately, Carter was not properly utilized by head coach Mike Budenholzer as he was demoted to being a spectator most nights in favor of George Hill, who just wrapped up arguably his worst season to date. Keeping Carter would be a no-brainer for the Bucks, but they have Hill under contract for next season, and he likely does not want to be stuck on the sidelines for another season. That is why the Bucks should trade Hill this offseason and re-sign Carter, giving him the keys to the backup point guard position. Carter will not be seeking a hefty amount of money on the open market, and bringing him back is such an obvious move, given his affordability and how seamless of a fit he is off the bench.

What should the Milwaukee Bucks do with Jordan Nwora this offseason?

Jordan Nwora has been a fascinating player since the Bucks drafted him in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The forward has been in and out of Mike Budenholzer’s rotation over the last two years, never managing to carve out a role for himself. However, when he has played, he has shown signs of star potential. In 13 regular season games as a starter this past season, Nwora averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 34.9 minutes per game. Those numbers are certainly eye-popping, and it will be interesting to see what the Bucks will do. On the one hand, they could attempt to make Nwora a restricted free agent this offseason and have him sign a qualifying offer worth an affordable $2 million for next season. On the other hand, they could let him go to a team where he could play actual minutes and put that potential to good use. Ultimately, if the Bucks can keep Nwora on a team-friendly deal, then having him on the roster next season would be a low-risk move. One of Milwaukee’s biggest flaws this past season was their lack of bench scoring, and Nwora could possibly provide some assistance in that regard with more playing time.