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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Utah Jazz: Eric Paschall, Joe Ingles
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The Milwaukee Bucks could target free agent Eric Paschall

Through the draft and free agency, general manager Jon Horst has managed to address several of the Milwaukee Bucks’ flaws. As Horst continues to check off boxes, he should look to bring aboard another power forward. Although Joe Ingles fits the description, there is no timetable for his return at this point, so the team should explore some temporary options to play the position, and a target worth kicking the tires on could be Eric Paschall.

Paschall has had an odd three-year start to his career. As a rookie with the Golden State Warriors, Paschall played nearly 28 minutes per game and outright thrived, having earned All-Rookie honors in 2019-20. However, in the following two seasons, his playing time has decreased rapidly, which has buried any potential he previously displayed. Due to Milwaukee’s current need for a small ball power forward, perhaps they could help unearth some of that potential, as the 25-year-old could fill one of the team’s big holes. When the Bucks go to their lineups with Giannis Antetokounmpo at the center position, the 6-foot-6, 255lb Paschall could be a solid option to roll with at the forward position. Though his outside shooting is not stellar, Paschall could provide added scoring, defense, and rebounding to these particular lineups.

After the Utah Jazz recently elected not to extend a qualifying offer in his direction, Paschall hit unrestricted free agency and remains on the market. As the Bucks poke around to try and patch their small ball four opening, inquiring about Paschall would be a feasible move, as he is likely in the market for a “prove it deal.” At 25-years-old, Paschall is still incredibly young, and in the right role, maybe he could work his way back into his rookie year form when he played the best ball of his career. Until Ingles, Paschall’s former teammate with the Jazz, is back on the floor, perhaps the 25-year-old Paschall could fill in and give the team a quality power forward, particularly when they go to those small lineups.

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Stay tuned to see if the Milwaukee Bucks look to strengthen their roster with any of these players.