5 small ball power forwards the Milwaukee Bucks must target in offseason

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The Milwaukee Bucks should target Markieff Morris this offseason

Circling back to free agency, the Milwaukee Bucks could take a flyer on an established veteran in Markieff Morris to bulk up their forward rotation this offseason.

Morris is coming off a tough year with the Miami Heat, where he appeared in just 18 total games due to a neck injury, but when healthy, he could be a quality rotational piece. The 6-foot-9 Morris could add some versatility to Milwaukee’s lineup by giving them a tough-minded forward that can match up with an array of positions defensively. Offensively, Morris has been serviceable over the past four seasons since primarily adapting to a bench role by averaging 8.5 points per game while hitting a passable 34.5 percent of his triples, so he could provide some help in that regard also. Adding Morris would not be a significant move, but he could certainly provide some assistance in Milwaukee’s rather thin frontcourt.

While nothing is certain, it seems feasible to believe that Morris will not command a hefty amount on the free agent market this offseason after missing most of the season. The veteran could be an intriguing low-cost addition for the Bucks, and they should take a closer look at signing him ahead of next season. Interestingly enough, Milwaukee had previously expressed interest in acquiring the former first round pick as they were linked to him ahead of the 2020 NBA trade deadline. Even if much time has passed since then, Morris would still be a quality pickup for a Bucks team that is in the market for more depth at the power forward position, and they should pursue his services in NBA free agency.