Roundtable: How the Milwaukee Bucks can improve this NBA offseason

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No. 5 – What is your biggest bold prediction for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2021-22 offseason?

Sell: I do not expect the Milwaukee Bucks to do anything too crazy this offseason, but I would not be too surprised if Grayson Allen’s name was floated around in trade rumors. The guard just had a career year during the regular season and is set to make $8.5 million next season, making his contract a tradeable one if the Bucks were looking to make a move. Despite his shortcomings in the playoffs, Allen showed that he could be an impact player on a contender as he thrived with the Bucks for a good chunk of the season, and other teams could take interest. I do not know if they would ultimately trade him elsewhere unless it immediately made the Milwaukee Bucks better, but hearing his name surface in the rumor mill is bound to happen at least once or twice.

Furlong: My bold prediction for the Bucks’ offseason is that they trade Grayson Allen less than a year after acquiring him. They don’t have much to move in terms of salary filler in a trade and Allen makes over $9 million against the cap next season so he could be useful in matching salaries for a potential 3-and-D player (Royce O’Neale, perhaps). Allen was awesome in his first season with the Bucks and could certainly improve but if they want to make a trade that impacts their roster, they’ll need to move Allen to help make the salaries work.

Griffith: I predict The Milwaukee Bucks will get flexible and resign Portis and Connaughton. Trading Brook Lopez (most likely a small haul for him) and or George Hill are real possibilities. I also believe they will resign Wes Matthews I predict Milwaukee also ends up with Mo Bamba on their roster by the end of the offseason.

Schickert: My bold prediction for the off-season would be that the Bucks will do a sign and trade with the Orlando Magic for Mo Bamba. The Bucks would get younger at center while retaining the role of a big man that can space the floor on offense and protect the rim on defense. The Magic would get an expiring contract attached to a veteran with championship experience to pass on to Orlando’s younger players.

Zippan: Bold predictions for the Bucks for the 2021-22 off-season are that both Portis and Connaughton are re-signed in free agency. Another bold prediction to improve the bench scoring is that the Bucks acquire Terrence Ross from the Orlando Magic via trade. He is a player who would instantly improve the bench scoring on a nightly basis and take a major load off of both Giannis and Middleton, when their shots aren’t falling on certain nights.

Foley: My bold prediction for the off-season… I’m not sure how bold this really is but the Bucks daft someone at 24 and Buck the trend we have had recently of not really using our picks in meaningful minutes. Get the rookie plus the likes of Sandro and even Nwora into the game more. Give them more opportunities to improve and progress. Invest in the youth and trust our picks. We have a great core with a legendary player in Giannis who will go down in history as one of the best to play the game. Give them a chance to learn from him properly and see what happens. We’re in win now mode but that doesn’t mean we can’t still utilise the younger, more inexperienced guys on the roster.

Valind: My biggest bold prediction for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2021-2022 offseason is that they will sign Bobby Portis to a multi-year extension. Some probably don’t see this as bold necessarily after recent reports that it is likely to happen. The thing to remember about the Bucks over the last couple of seasons is that they would rather let guys walk than to be stuck with potentially bad contracts. We’ve seen the team let key role players such as Malcolm Brogdon, Robin Lopez, and P.J. Tucker find new homes rather than paying them. Portis is a big player for the culture in Milwaukee, though, and the organization should do everything in their power to keep him around for the long-term.

Marzion: I don’t predict they do anything bold, and I think they just run it back with basically the same squad but change up the role players a bit as usual. If you think they are going to trade for Damian Lillard or something, stop it. Just to spice it up I’ll say my bold prediction is that they go get Mo Bamba, but like I said I don’t really think that will happen. That’s probably the boldest thing that I think has at least some chance of happening.

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Stay tuned to see what the Milwaukee Bucks ultimately do this coming offseason.