3 Milwaukee Bucks’ free agents least likely to return next season

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Milwaukee Bucks: Meyers Leonard
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Following their embarrassing first round loss to the Miami Heat, the Milwaukee Bucks will have an assortment of decisions to make with the roster this off-season.

Among them involve deciding which impending free agents will return and which will be forced to find new homes in the off-season. The Bucks have 10 players eligible to be free agents in the next few months, and it is no secret that not all of them be back. Whether it is due to cost, role, fit, or a different reason, there are bound to be several players playing elsewhere next season, and let us look at three Bucks who are the least likely to return to Milwaukee.

3 Milwaukee Bucks’ free agents least likely to return next season: Meyers Leonard

Needing to shore up their center depth after trading away Serge Ibaka, the Bucks signed veteran center Meyers Leonard. The big man suited up in nine regular season games and served as a fine third center behind Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis. His role was never going to be significant, and as he hits the open market once again, he likely will not be a priority for the Bucks amidst several key players also set to enter free agency.

While brief, Leonard showed that he has something left in the tank during his time with the Bucks after about two years away from the NBA. He might not be a starter or a key rotational piece, but he can add center depth for any team lacking in the frontcourt. At 7-feet tall, he provides excellent spacing as a 39 percent 3-point shooting for his career.

If the team is looking for center depth at some point next season and Leonard is available, then it would not be surprising to see the Bucks bring him back. However, it simply does not seem likely that Leonard is in Milwaukee’s long-term plans at this moment.