Following a disappointing close to the 2022-23 NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks have entered a crucial off-season that features 10 players eligible for free agency.
It goes without saying that not everyone will be back. Whether it is due to fit, role, pay, or anything else, some of Milwaukee’s free agents will not be back in town next season. With that said, let us break down what the Bucks should do with all 10 of their impending free agents.
Meyers Leonard – Let go
In need of added big man depth, the Bucks signed Meyers Leonard in February. Leonard did his job, having served as a third-string break glass in case of an emergency big man. That means he didn’t see much playing time but was always ready when called upon. With so many other Bucks set to hit the free agent market, Leonard likely will not be high on the team’s priority list. If the Bucks are in need of center depth next season at some point, it would not be surprising to see the big man land back in Milwaukee, but it would be quite a shock if they reached a deal this off-season.
Thanasis Antetokunmpo – You know the drill
Is anyone going to be surprised if Thanasis Antetokounmpo is back in Milwaukee next season? No. The older Antetokounmpo brother has served as a motivator and pep-talk deliverer to his younger brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo. He does not play much but is always among the most active on the sidelines. Some love keeping Thanasis around due to his energy, while other fans believe the team should look to use that spot on a player who can give them legitimate minutes. Either way, he’ll likely be back in Milwaukee for another go-round next season. If it keeps Giannis happy, it’s nothing to get overly worked up about.