5 offseason needs for the Milwaukee Bucks following 2022 NBA Draft

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No. 3 – The Milwaukee Bucks need to upgrade at the backup point guard position

While there were some whispers that the Milwaukee Bucks could look to take a point guard in the draft such as Kennedy Chandler, they ultimately did not. It is no secret that the Bucks could use an upgrade at the backup point guard position after George Hill just had arguably his worst season to date, and rather than drafting his replacement, the front office will have to look elsewhere if they are indeed looking to upgrade, which they absolutely should be.

When it comes to trade targets, the name that has floated around there the most is Monte Morris. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported that the Denver Nuggets have engaged in conversations for the point guard via trade, and though the Bucks were not directly mentioned, they should be in the mix. Morris just had the best season of his NBA career and could be the perfect backup behind Jrue Holiday, giving the team a much-needed spark offensively off the bench. If Morris is not in the realm of possibility for Milwaukee, Vasilije Micic, who Fischer notes the Bucks do have interest in, could be an intriguing target. Some have considered him to be the best point guard in all of Europe, and bringing aboard a talent like that could be compelling. Micic’s draft rights are currently held by the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Bucks could likely acquire them without breaking the bank.

There will also be intriguing names available on the free agent market, starting with a familiar face in Jevon Carter. The young guard came to the Bucks via a buyout last season and quickly turned his share of heads due to his sensational shooting and tough defense. If the Bucks can move Hill, they should absolutely bring Carter back to be their new full-time backup point guard. Another possible avenue would be to wait and see what the Detroit Pistons do with Kemba Walker. The All-Star was traded to the Pistons on draft night, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the two sides are expected to discuss a buyout. Though Walker is not the player he once was due to injuries, he could be serviceable in a backup role to give the Bucks a scoring spark off the bench for cheap.

George Hill’s second stint in Milwaukee did not go as planned, and Horst has a chance to right his wrongs by upgrading at the position this offseason.