3 Milwaukee Bucks’ free agent targets with ties to Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nov 23, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Giannis Antetokounmpo has spent the entirety of his nine-year career with the Milwaukee Bucks, and he has certainly played with his share of notable teammates.

As the Bucks aim to retool their roster this coming offseason, it would not be surprising to see the front office pursue some of Antetokounmpo’s former teammates. General manager Jon Horst has valued familiarity when piecing together his rosters in recent memory, as evidenced by his moves last season that brought both Wesley Matthews and George Hill to Milwaukee for a second time. Perhaps Horst will look at some former Bucks once again as he fills out the roster, and if so, here are three potential free agent targets from the Antetokounmpo era in Milwaukee thus far.

Tony Snell could be a free agent target for the Milwaukee Bucks

Throughout his nine-year career, Tony Snell has spent more time with the Milwaukee Bucks than any other franchise. The 30-year-old wing played three seasons and 229 regular season contests in Milwaukee and was a pivotal contributor on those up-and-coming Bucks teams from the past. As the Bucks look to improve this offseason, perhaps they could look to bring Snell back to town, as he could potentially help patch some significant holes on their current roster.

First off, the Bucks need to add more wing depth in the offseason, and Snell would fit the billing. The 6-foot-6 veteran could play the shooting guard or the small forward position, and his strong defense could help fortify Milwaukee’s efforts on that side of the ball further by giving them yet another versatile wing. Offensively, Snell has never been known for his scoring, but he has been quite a reliable long distance shooter throughout his career, having knocked down 39.4 percent of his career 3-pointers on 3.1 attempts per game. The Bucks are always looking to shore up their long range shooting, and Snell would provide some assistance in that regard. In short, Snell is a solid 3-and-D wing that has experience alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Brook Lopez, among others, that could help give the team some much-needed wing depth.

On the financial side of things, Snell should be well within Milwaukee’s price range as he braces for unrestricted free agency. The swingman is coming off his least productive season to date, and that will likely have him in the market for somewhere around the veteran minimum. Bringing him in on such a deal would be a low-risk move for the Bucks, given their limited financial flexibility and the idea that Snell could help lessen some of their wing concerns. This would be far from a seismic signing, but bringing Snell back to Milwaukee could potentially pay dividends for the Bucks.