3 Milwaukee Bucks’ free agent targets with ties to Grayson Allen

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Since being selected 21st overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Grayson Allen has logged stints with the Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, and Milwaukee Bucks.

Suiting up for three teams in four seasons, Allen has shared locker rooms with dozens of players across the association. As the Bucks look to retool their roster this offseason, there are a handful of interesting players that have previously played alongside Allen that could be compelling targets for the franchise, particularly in free agency. With that being said, let us look at three players that have previously played with Allen that fit the description.

Josh Jackson could be a free agent target for the Milwaukee Bucks

After being selected fourth overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, Josh Jackson has had a turbulent career to this point. The swingman has bounced around the league over the past few years, and he even had a brief stint with Grayson Allen on the Memphis Grizzlies. Jackson could be an intriguing target for the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency this offseason for a number of different reasons.

First, the Bucks need to shore up their wing depth this offseason, and Jackson could be a name to take a flyer on. The 6-foot-8 swingman has proven to be a decent defender throughout his young career thus far and could help sharpen Milwaukee’s defense while giving coach Mike Budenholzer a versatile piece to utilize on that side of the ball.

While he has struggled to find consistency on the offensive end, Jackson has also shown glimpses of potential on that end by averaging a solid 11.3 points per contest in five seasons. Numbers like that could help shore up the Bucks’ lackluster second unit scoring, which plagued them this past season. His long range shooting is far from the most desirable, having hit just 29.2 percent of his career 3-pointers, but the overall scoring punch could be of use.

Considering that Jackson is coming off his least productive season to date after splitting the year between the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings, he likely will not be in the market for a hefty deal this offseason. The Bucks could swoop in and take a chance on the former fourth overall pick to add some youth to this roster while bulking up their wing depth in what would be an incredibly low-risk move by all accounts.