3 former lottery picks for Milwaukee Bucks to take a flyer on in free agency

Feb 15, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill. Memphis Grizzlies: Jarrett Culver
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Jarrett Culver is a former lottery pick for the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency

How about another former lottery pick wing that was originally picked by the Suns but hasn’t quite found his footing on offense but has defensive potential? Sure, why not!

Jarrett Culver is younger (23-years-old) and slightly smaller than Jackson (6-foot-6, 195 pounds) but is also an unrestricted free agent and would be a low-cost addition to add more size to the Bucks’ wing and guard room.

Culver hasn’t found his role on offense as he has really struggled to score efficiently. He’s averaged 6.6 points on 46.4 percent true shooting in his career and is a 28.3 percent career 3-point shooter.

He’s played just about everywhere except center in his professional career so far but primarily has been a two-guard but saw a significant amount of time at the three and was even used as a four with the Minnesota Timberwolves in his sophomore season.

He’s similar to Jackson in that he hasn’t been awful finishing at the rim so if you can use him more as a cutter or slasher off-ball alongside the big three to take attention away from him to get him good looks around the basket then maybe there’s a role for him while you figure out the shooting problem.

Culver has always been someone with good feel, especially on defense, but hasn’t put it together on offense to become a reliable contributor. He also played for former Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins in Memphis so he’d know what the expectations are coming in to play for head coach Mike Budenholzer as well.

Again, these are purely fliers that would be low-risk, medium-reward. Keep the expectations low.