NBA Free Agency: 5 remaining players the Milwaukee Bucks should target

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The Milwaukee Bucks could target free agent Ben McLemore

By retaining Wesley Matthews, drafting MarJon Beauchamp, and signing Joe Ingles in free agency, the Milwaukee Bucks have done a solid job of bolstering their wing depth thus far this offseason. However, as evidenced by the team’s most recent playoff run, too many wings is never a problem, so they should look to bulk up their depth at the position further, and Ben McLemore is currently a free agent target that would help the front office do so.

In addition to simply being another quality wing, McLemore would help the Bucks by adding more 3-point shooting into the mix. The veteran has earned his keep over the past nine years due to his strong outside shooting, having buried 36.3 percent of his threes on 4.3 attempts per contest. The Bucks had plenty of trouble knocking down their triples throughout the 2022 playoffs, so bringing in a reputable shooter like McLemore makes this move all the more reasonable. Hypothetically, he could be utilized in the same exact role that the Bucks have played Bryn Forbes and Grayson Allen in over the past two seasons, which is being a kick-out threat for Giannis Antetokounmpo out on the perimeter. McLemore would get plenty of open looks courtesy of the Greek Freak, which may help him thrive from the outside.

At 29-years-old, McLemore still has plenty left to provide, which he showcased this past season by averaging a career-high 10.2 points per game. On a minimum deal, the guard would be a great piece for the Bucks, bringing in more shooting, depth, and experience at a position that the team desperately needed to improve this offseason. Adding McLemore would not be a seismic move, but it would certainly not hurt to bring in a player that checks off those boxes.