5 Reclamation projects for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2023 NBA Free Agency

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Milwaukee Bucks’ reclamation project No. 3 – Kendrick Nunn

It’s been a rough couple of years for Kendrick Nunn. After two stellar years with the Miami Heat, he suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2021-22 season. Upon returning to the court this season, his minutes were a career low, and he was traded mid-season. Now, he’s set to be a free agent and could be an interesting gamble for the Bucks.

First and foremost, the Bucks should go after Nunn only if they lose Jevon Carter in free agency. Carter has a player option and could very well opt out to seek a raise in Milwaukee or elsewhere. At his best, Nunn is a strong scorer and outside shooter who can facilitate well enough. There are questions regarding whether or not he can get back to his pre-injury form, and if he can, the team that signs him could have a hidden gem on their hands.

Following his hit-or-miss season with the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards, Nunn will likely not be in the market for a huge raise. A “prove it deal” could very well be in the works as the guard looks to prove that he can still play at a high level. At 27 years old, Nunn has plenty of fuel in the tank, and if the Bucks are in the market for a backup point guard, he should be on their radar.