3 former Milwaukee Bucks for the team to pursue in free agency

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Milwaukee Bucks: Tony Snell
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The Milwaukee Bucks could bring back Tony Snell in free agency

Another fan favorite that would be available for the Bucks to scoop up in free agency and he probably wouldn’t be too expensive. I considered him for one of the three low-cost free agent options that the organization could look at so I’ll give him a shoutout here instead.

Tony Snell wouldn’t come in and be a game-changer for the Bucks (like Lopez) but the 30-year-old swingman is still a wing-sized player that can knock down 3s and that’s something the Bucks don’t have much of right now.

Snell has spent time with four organizations in the three years since his last season with the Bucks. Last year he spent most of the year with the Portland Trail Blazers after signing a veteran minimum deal with them in free agency before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. In 53 games (and 12 starts!), Snell averaged 3.5 points and shot 35.2 percent from 3 on 2.4 attempts a night.

However, he turned his season around with the Pelicans after the trade. In 15 games, Snell averaged 18.5 minutes per game, 5.9 points, and shot nearly 40 percent on 3.5 attempts.

In 47 games for the Atlanta Hawks two seasons ago, he shot nearly 57 percent on 2.3 attempts from behind the arc, and in 59 games with the Detroit Pistons a season prior he shot 40.2 percent on 4.3 attempts. The dude can still shoot the heck out of the ball and at 6-foot-6, 213 pounds that’s someone who could fill in with minutes behind Khris Middleton in the regular season.

He didn’t get in any playoff games for the Pelicans and only played in nine of the Hawks’ playoff games last year averaging 7.3 minutes and shooting under 10 percent so he’s not a playoff option but getting Middleton some rest without worrying about size in the regular season is valuable enough for a veteran minimum guy. I know SnellSZN would sure be excited about this potential return.