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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Bryn Forbes could be a free agent target for the Milwaukee Bucks

After spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs, Bryn Forbes signed a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2020. It looked like a solid signing at the time, but the guard quickly turned into a key rotational piece for the Bucks and helped them eventually win the 2021 championship. After a season away from Milwaukee, perhaps the Bucks could look to bring Forbes back to the team, given how well his first stint with the franchise went.

As highlighted throughout the previous section, the Bucks will never turn down the chance to add more outside shooting to this roster, and that is exactly what Forbes provides. The guard has been a fantastic 3-point shooter throughout his career, but he thrived during his season with the Bucks as he shot a career-high 45.2 percent from deep on 4.9 attempts per contest. A significant reason for his success was the pairing alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, as Forbes received a handful of open looks nightly due to the two-time MVP’s gravity offensively. Per NBA.com/stats, Forbes shot 42-of-99 (42.4 percent) from 3-point range off passes from Antetokounmpo last season, which was by far the most makes he had off passes from any teammate. Bringing in a reliable marksman that has chemistry with Antetokounmpo would help give the Bucks a sizeable spark offensively.

Financially, Forbes would likely be within Milwaukee’s price range this offseason, as he has taken relatively team-friendly deals in back-to-back offseasons. Perhaps the two guard would take yet another team-friendly contract in free agency, especially if it was a place where he has previously played and won a championship alongside several of the core players. There would be minutes in Milwaukee for Forbes, and the Bucks should have him on their radar this offseason as they aim to fortify their bench in NBA free agency.