Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ moves from the 2022 NBA offseason

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Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason moves – 4. Signing veteran Joe Ingles to a one-year deal in NBA Free Agency

Shortly after free agency opened, the Milwaukee Bucks utilized their entire $6.3 million TPMLE to sign Joe Ingles. On the surface, Ingles is a great addition to this Milwaukee roster, as he fits in well and checks off several boxes that the team needed to fill this offseason. However, it will be quite a while before Ingles is able to help out the Bucks as he is currently recovering from ACL surgery and will likely miss a large chunk of this season. Despite the injury, the Ingles singing has the potential to pay dividends in a big way down the road.

One of the most significant issues that has plagued the Bucks over the years, especially late in the season, has been their 3-point shooting. Now, they have brought in one of the most reliable 3-point shooters in the entire NBA by signing Ingles. Throughout his eight-year career, Ingles has shot a scorching hot 40.8 percent from 3-point land on 4.4 attempts per game, which will allow him to fit right in with how the Bucks like to operate offensively. The forward can also provide more ball-handling off the bench, which could take some of that pressure away from the Big 3. Ingles will also bring more versatility to the Bucks, giving them a 6-foot-8 player that is capable of lining up at either forward spot, which is something they needed to add this offseason.

When healthy, Ingles could be a significant piece to Milwaukee’s contending puzzle as they look to bounce back from last season. The former Sixth Man of the Year runner-up will make this bench a more formidable unit on impact, and the only question is when the 35-year-old veteran will return to action. Ultimately, the Bucks will not rush him back by any means, so it will be interesting to see how he progresses in rehab as the 2022-23 season goes on.