Reaction to Milwaukee Bucks being a “hot spot” for Reggie Jackson

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 02 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The NBA trade deadline has passed, and more moves in the buyout market will come with that. The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to be suitors for some buyout targets after clearing up roster spots in the team’s trade for Jae Crowder on Thursday. The Bucks participating in the buyout market isn’t anything new. Just last season, the team was able to snag Jevon Carter after the Nets bought him out.

Rumors are already swirling around who Milwaukee could go for this time, with The Athletic’s John Hollinger (subscription required) reporting that Milwaukee is a rumored hot spot for point guard Reggie Jackson.

Reactions to Milwaukee Bucks being a rumored “hot spot” for Reggie Jackson

The three things I wanted the most for the Bucks between the trade deadline and the buyout market were to add more depth at point guard and center and trade for an athletic and physical ‘3-and-D’ wing. The team already addressed the need for a physical wing by acquiring Crowder on Thursday.

Reggie Jackson fills the second of my three needs by adding more depth to Milwaukee’s backcourt. With George Hill’s departure in the Crowder acquisition, the team is thin at point guard behind Jrue Holiday and Jevon Carter.

Jackson would fit right in with Holiday and Carter in terms of his tenacity and toughness at the defensive end. Due to his athleticism and length, Jackson can make life difficult for opposing players. Milwaukee already has stellar defenders everywhere you look on their roster. It’s almost incredible that they still could add even more.

Jackson’s 3-point percentages have slipped over the last couple of seasons, but he has been a reliable shooter for the most part. Jackson isn’t going to catch fire and ruin a team’s night with his perimeter shooting, but he should be able to knock down the open looks that will be created for him by playing alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Jackson would be a tremendous get for the Bucks. He would likely give the Bucks solid minutes off the bench and add another quality defender to an already stacked team defensively. As we learned last year and this year with Jevon Carter’s emergence, the buyout market should not be slept on.

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Stay tuned to see what Milwaukee does to fill their open roster spots on the buyout market.