Predicting landing spots for each Milwaukee Bucks’ impending free agent

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Milwaukee Bucks: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Lindell Wigginton, Cleveland Cavaliers: Brandon Goodwin
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With eight players eligible to enter free agency this offseason, the Milwaukee Bucks will have an assortment of tough decisions to make regarding their roster.

Inevitably, they will not be able to retain everyone in free agency, meaning several of their players will not be back in Milwaukee on opening night next season. While it is impossible to know exactly where these eight players will ultimately land, there are some logical guesses for several of them, whether it pertains to fit, financial specifics, or whatever else. With that said, let us predict where each of the Milwaukee Bucks’ soon-to-be free agents will end up this offseason.

Predicting where each of the Milwaukee Bucks’ impending free agents will land: Thanasis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks

By far the easiest prediction on this list is Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who will almost certainly be back with the Milwaukee Bucks next season. The 29-year-old forward holds a $1.9 million player option for next year, and he will likely accept it with no hesitation. Antetokounmpo has never seen a prominent role throughout his first two seasons with the Bucks, but he has been an important piece to the team due to his vibrant locker room and sideline presence, as he has oftentimes been found hyping up his younger brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo. All signs indicate that Thanasis will accept this player option to stick around in Milwaukee for yet another season, and given his rather team-friendly deal, that is fine on the team’s side of things.

Predicting where each of the Milwaukee Bucks’ impending free agents will land: Lindell Wigginton – Wisconsin Herd

Predicting where Lindell Wigginton will land is harder than doing so for Thanasis Antetokounmpo. The point guard spent most of the season with the Bucks on a two-way deal, and his playing time was minimal aside from the occasional action in mop-up duty. While the Bucks do need to address their current backup point guard predicament this offseason, Wigginton is likely not their answer. The 24-year-old guard did show glimpses of potential in his brief minutes, but not enough to trust him with a more sizeable role, which is why a place like the Wisconsin Herd, the G-League affiliate of the Bucks, could be the perfect landing spot for him. With the Herd, Wigginton would be able to continue his development as a player, getting some good reps with a team that he already has his share of familiarity with, given that he has previously played there. The Bucks should look to keep Wigginton in house, and bringing him back to the Herd would allow them to do just that.