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

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T.J. Warren could be a hidden gem for the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency

The third consecutive former Indiana Pacer on this list is T.J. Warren, who has also been put in a tough spot over the past two years due to injury. Warren has appeared in just four games in the past two seasons due to stress fracture issues in his foot, and his value is clouded heading into unrestricted free agency because of it. If the forward is looking to prove himself after essentially missing the last two seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks could be a perfect pairing for both parties.

First and foremost, Warren would immediately help fix Milwaukee’s lack of second unit scoring. The forward has been a stellar scorer throughout his career by averaging 15.5 points per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from deep. Though there are some questions as to whether or not the forward can pick up where he left off prior to his injuries, the thought of adding a lethal scorer like Warren to a bench that lacked any consistent scoring threat all season long is incredibly enticing. The 6-foot-8 forward would also help shore up Milwaukee’s depth at the position, killing two birds with one stone.

The most significant question surrounding Warren is what kind of deal he could be seeking in free agency. If Warren is possibly looking at a “prove it deal” after playing just four games over the last two seasons, then the Bucks must pounce on it. Bringing Warren aboard would be the definition of a low-risk, high reward signing, as the forward could potentially solve several of the team’s issues on impact while playing on a team-friendly deal. Signing Warren makes all the sense in the world for the Bucks, and if he is healthy, he could make their second unit incredibly formidable.