5 sharpshooting free agent targets for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason

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Wayne Ellington could be a target for the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA free agency

For the past several years, Wayne Ellington has consistently been mentioned as a desirable target for the Milwaukee Bucks. Though Ellington is coming off a down year with the Los Angeles Lakers where he played a minimal role, he would still be a quality free agent target for Milwaukee.

The veteran journeyman has managed to stick around in this league for 13 seasons now due to his reputable perimeter shooting. In 770 career regular season games, Ellington has shot 38.2 percent from 3-point range on 4.1 attempts per game. Numbers like that are certainly enticing for a Bucks team that is looking to shore up their shooting, and Ellington would fit like a glove in this offense. Just like McLemore, Ellington could be designated to play that role of being Antetokounmpo’s kick out threat on the perimeter, and he could thrive due to the abundance of looks he would get on a nightly basis. In addition to being another stellar shooter, Ellington would also help improve the team’s wing depth, which is an area needing attention as well this offseason.

Following his tough year with the Lakers, Ellington will not be in the market for huge pay raise in NBA free agency, in all likelihood. He showed a willingness to sacrifice money for a chance to join one of the league’s contenders last offseason, and perhaps he would be willing to do so again in Milwaukee. While his role would not be massive, the veteran could check in and provide outside shooting for a team that desperately needs it. If there is any chance the Bucks can snag Ellington on a minimum, then they must do it, as adding him would be a low-risk, high-reward move to give the team another capable shooter in the second unit.