3 sharpshooting free agents to pursue for Milwaukee Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton; Los Angeles Lakers: Avery Bradley
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With NBA free agency on the horizon, the Milwaukee Bucks will have plenty of options to pursue as they aim to enhance the supporting cast around Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday.

While retaining Bobby Portis should be the priority, the Bucks have other essential areas that need to be addressed. During an offseason press conference, general manager Jon Horst mentioned that Milwaukee will be looking to improve its versatility, playmaking, and shot making.

The Bucks need more efficient shooters to surround Antetokounmpo so finding consistent and reliable shooting, specifically off the bench, will be key this summer. Milwaukee could explore trades, but free agency will be a massive opportunity to add sharpshooting talent to the roster.

Let’s dive into three potential sharpshooters that the Milwaukee Bucks could pursue in free agency this offseason.

3 sharpshooting free agents to pursue for Milwaukee Bucks – 1. Avery Bradley

Initially, veteran guard Avery Bradley could be a free agent target for the Milwaukee Bucks. Bradley, a 12-year combo guard, is an efficient 3-point shooter and trustworthy defender on the perimeter.

The 31-year-old NBA Champion with the Lakers shot 39.0 percent from 3-point land across 62 games last season in Los Angeles. Bradley would provide outside shooting, defensive prowess, and valuable experience for this title-contending team.

In addition, Milwaukee would likely be able to sign Bradley on a veteran minimum contract, which would be favorable with the organization inching deeper into the luxury tax threshold. Wesley Matthews will likely be retained by the Bucks, who’s similar to Bradley in terms of strengths and style of play, but Bradley would offer them much-needed 3-and-D depth at the worst.

Avery Bradley wouldn’t be a lock to carve out rotational minutes for the Milwaukee Bucks, but he’s worth a low-cost signing as an experienced sharpshooter with solid defense and a high IQ. Bradley could be a target for the Bucks heading into free agency.