Analyzing the Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason after draft and free agency

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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis, Pat Connaughton
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Milwaukee Bucks 2022 Free Agents

The Bucks had seven free agents coming into this offseason that they would have to decide what to do with. Bobby Portis ($4.6M) and Pat Connaughton ($5.7M) both had player options that they were likely to decline and become unrestricted free agents, although it seemed fairly likely that both would still return to the Bucks, just for more money. These two were definitely the biggest priority for the Bucks to retain, as both have been a huge part of the Bucks’ success over the past two seasons.

Wesley Matthews was also an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Bucks in the middle of last season and played far better than expected on both ends of the floor. Most people agreed that Matthews returning on a vet minimum deal would be the best scenario, but it was not a guarantee that he would be back.

Other free agents were Jevon Carter (unrestricted), Jordan Nwora (restricted), Serge Ibaka (unrestricted), and potentially Thanasis Antetokounmpo (player option for $1.9M). Thanasis was expected to be back, but the rest were all pretty uncertain.

So, let’s look at what the Bucks have done so far in the offseason.