3 things the Milwaukee Bucks need to prioritize during 2023 off-season

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3 – Making the roster younger

The biggest problem the Bucks have is having the oldest roster in the league and not having assets to move. Rookie MarJon Beauchamp became a fan favorite quickly and had fans calling for more minutes, myself included, but he is yet to get a real run in the lineup, and I hope that next season we see him on the court regularly.

Beauchamp is also the only player on a regular deal that is under the age of 27. Yes, 27. Of the remaining 14 players, 10 of them are 30 or older, which is great in the sense that the Bucks went all in on veteran guys that have playoff experience and have shown their quality throughout their careers. To counter this, the decline for players in the current NBA can be steep and swift, which could be a problem for the Bucks in regards to them having a lack of assets and thus being stuck with the players they have.

The biggest issue I felt between the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup and the Heat’s lineup was the energy levels and athleticism of the Heat roster in comparison to the Bucks. I am not saying that the front office has to go after sophomores and third-year players, but the average age of the roster needs to be brought down and have young hungry players brought in that want to partner Giannis and go after a title.

Without any draft picks, the Bucks may struggle to get guys in other than finding cheap role players in free agency. Seeing how the two-way players in Lindell Wigginton and A.J. Green progress could be worth monitoring, as they both have shown glimpses of deserving a full contract on the roster.

There are plenty of players whose future is up in the air after the abysmal showing in the playoffs, but the priority should be making the roster younger so that there is continuity over the coming years rather than an overhaul of vet guys and locker room changes every year.

I and many others did not see the Milwaukee Bucks going out the way they did, but it is a good thing as it raises potential issues that had not been seen before. Stay tuned to see what the Bucks do during the off-season to bounce back in the 2023-24 NBA season.

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