What the Milwaukee Bucks should do with each impending free agent

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Milwaukee Bucks: Wesley Matthews
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Wesley Matthews – Retain for the low

Wesley Matthews played the fewest minutes of his career during the 2022-23 regular season, but he was still a valuable piece for the Bucks. Even at age 36, the veteran brought tough defense and oftentimes took the most difficult wing assignments. At this stage of his career, Matthews will not be a regular in any rotation, but he can still be used situationally to take on these tough matchups. If he decides to continue playing and is willing to take a cheap deal, which he absolutely would be, the Milwaukee Bucks should bring him back for another season.

A.J. Green – Without question, retain

The Bucks, who had the oldest roster in the league this past season, need to add some youth this off-season. A.J. Green, an undrafted rookie, was among the few young players on the roster, and while his minutes were not plentiful, he often showed glimpses of potential when he did take the floor. Green’s strongest attribute is his outside shooting, having knocked down 41.9 percent of his triples during his rookie campaign. It would be fascinating to see what Green could do with a role on this Milwaukee team. His excellent 3-point shooting would make him a seamless on-court fit with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Milwaukee Bucks should utilize that next season.