5 hidden gems for the Milwaukee Bucks to target in NBA free agency

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Jeremy Lamb could be a hidden gem for the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency

It has been far from smooth sailing for 30-year-old Jeremy Lamb over the past few years, as the veteran has been bombarded with several tough injuries. The veteran has played in 138 contests over the past three years as a result. By his typical standards, Lamb had a tough year in 2021-22 as his numbers were down, and things were only made more challenging as he was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Sacramento Kings mid-season. Despite his down year, Lamb should be on the Milwaukee Bucks’ radar as they look to touch up their wing depth this offseason.

Though his numbers were bogged down drastically due to a poor shooting year, Lamb has been a solid scorer throughout his career by averaging 10.1 points per game in 10 years. Bench scoring is an area of the roster that the Bucks need to address this offseason, and perhaps Lamb could give some assistance in that regard. Defensively, the 6-foot-5 Lamb has never been expectational, but he has proven to be pesky on that side of the ball by utilizing his eye-popping 6-foot-11 wingspan. The swingman would not be a needle-tipping addition, but he could shore up Milwaukee’s lacking wing depth while potentially giving them some added scoring and defense off the bench.

Considering how his year played out with the Pacers and Kings, one would think that Lamb will not be in the market for a hefty payday this offseason. He may seek a “prove it deal” to showcase that he can still play at a high level, and the Bucks would be wise to potentially offer him one. Not only would adding Lamb bring some much-needed depth into the mix, but if the swingman can bounce back from this tough string of injuries in recent memory, he could be a legitimate rotational piece in head coach Mike Budenholzer’s rotation. If Lamb is available for cheap, the Bucks should take a flyer on the 30-year-old with little hesitation.