3 reasons the Milwaukee Bucks should bring Wesley Matthews back

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Milwaukee Bucks: Mike Budenholzer, Wesley Matthews
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No. 2 – The Milwaukee Bucks need to stock up on wing players this offseason, and Wesley Matthews fits the billing

Once Khris Middleton went down in the postseason, the Milwaukee Bucks were plagued by a lack of reliable wings to utilize. Whether it be through free agency, trades, or the NBA Draft, bringing in more wings will be among the top priorities for general manager Jon Horst this coming offseason. Although retaining Matthews is not the most star-studded move in that regard, it would not hurt to bring him back to shore up their wing depth at the bare minimum ahead of next season.

Even if he is not the player he once was, Matthews still showed at 35-years-old that he could play his role as a 3-and-D wing. His 3-point shooting was streaky last season, but the swingman is not afraid to let it fly, which is incredibly important in a Mike Budenholzer led offense. That shot allows Matthews to play alongside Milwaukee’s other stars, particularly Giannis Antetokounmpo, as it gives the Greek Freak more room to operate. Defensively, he brings versatility into the mix, giving Budenholzer a forward that can play and defend a handful of positions. Matthews fits in well with the Milwaukee Bucks, and keeping him would be wise as they look to bolster their wing depth.

Regardless of if the Bucks draft or sign another wing this offseason, keeping Matthews in town, especially on a reasonable salary, would be justifiable due to their lingering concerns on the wing.