5 sharpshooting free agent targets for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason

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As the Milwaukee Bucks retool their roster this offseason, it is not controversial to say that they should look to add more perimeter shooting.

The franchise has always prioritized long distance shooting throughout the Mike Budenholzer era, and after hitting just 32.7 percent of their 3-pointers in the 2022 playoffs, it is clear that the Bucks would be wise to strengthen that area of their roster. Scanning potential avenues to shore up their outside shooting, there are several compelling names that could be available in NBA free agency in the coming months that would bring reputable marksmanship to the table in Milwaukee. With that being said, let us look at five sharpshooting free agent targets for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ben McLemore could be a target for the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA free agency

Ben McLemore’s 3-point shooting has helped him carve out a snug role for himself in the NBA for nearly a decade now. The guard has been a prolific shooter throughout his career, and as he braces for free agency this offseason, there will be plenty of teams looking to acquire his services. Among those teams could very well be the Milwaukee Bucks, as they had previously expressed interest in McLemore, with The Athletic’s Shams Charania reporting that they explored adding him in 2021 before he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Though they struck out previously, the Bucks should try their luck once again and make a run at the veteran guard.

It is that sweet shooting by McLemore that would make him a desirable target for the Bucks, as he has shot 36.3 percent from three on 4.3 attempts for his career. The Bucks will always look to add more outside shooting whenever they have the opportunity to do so, and a piece like McLemore is someone worth taking a flyer on. He would be a perfect fit on this roster, giving the Bucks another reputable shooter that can play the role of Kyle Korver, Bryn Forbes, and Grayson Allen, which is essentially just being a reliable kick out threat for Giannis Antetokounmpo offensively. McLemore has thrived in this role during his career, and he would unquestionably do the same in Milwaukee if given a chance.

Financially, McLemore could be an affordable target for the Bucks, even though he is coming off an incredibly productive season. Perhaps the journeyman could be willing to take a pay cut if it meant he had a legitimate shot to compete for a title next season, and playing in Milwaukee would fit the billing in that regard. If so, McLemore would be a rather low-cost, low-risk target for the Bucks. However, only time will tell how the long-time NBA veteran approaches unrestricted free agency.