Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ moves from the 2022 NBA offseason

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Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason moves – 9. Signing undrafted shooting guard AJ Green to a two-way deal

After going undrafted, Northern Iowa guard AJ Green quickly signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Fans were quickly sold on the addition after watching some of his highlights at the collegiate level, where Green earned the MVC Player of the Year twice and was selected to the First Team All MVC honors twice.

Green’s most desirable attribute is undoubtedly his long-range shooting. During his four-year stay at Northern Iowa, the guard shot 37.8 percent from 3-point land on an eye-catching 7.1 attempts per game. Of course, the Bucks are always looking to add more perimeter shooting, which is why signing Green utilizing one of their two-way slots made sense. The team got a better look at the sharpshooter during the Summer League, where he was somewhat inconsistent, but there were glimpses of potential sprinkled through his performance. Although Green might not be able to contribute at the NBA level immediately, perhaps he could down the line with more development.

For now, Green will likely find himself suiting up for the Wisconsin Herd, Milwaukee’s G-Leauge affiliate, for a good chunk of this season. That will allow him to get more game reps than he would with the Bucks, which should help him get some meaningful playing time to develop his game. The guard will also get called up to Milwaukee at times throughout the year and may get some minutes here and there.

Overall, taking a flyer on Green via a two-way deal is low-risk for the Bucks.