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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Pat Connaughton, George Hill, Portland Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow
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Milwaukee Bucks’ reclamation project No. 4 – Justise Winslow

Like the aforementioned Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow was a high lottery pick who has dealt with injuries and bounced around. After an injury-riddled season with the Portland Trail Blazers limited him to just 29 games, Winslow will be on the market, and the Bucks should do their due diligence on the former Duke product to assess his potential value.

Again, the Bucks need wings. The 6-foot-6 Winslow fits the billing, as he’s a very versatile player who can play a slew of different positions. He’d bring more hard-nosed defense whenever he is on the court, which would help him fit in seamlessly. Winslow has never been much of a threat on the offensive end, averaging 8.2 points per game in his career, but he can make an impact on that side of things due to his facilitating. He’s had four seasons averaging 3.4 or more assists per game in his career; having another strong passer is never a bad thing.

Winslow will not be in the market for a huge deal this off-season. He’s played a mere 114 games over the past four seasons, which may justifiably scare some people away from bringing him to Milwaukee. However, if he can take the off-season to get healthy and is willing to take a cheap deal, he’d be a good fit for the Bucks. At 27 years old, Winslow still has something to give, and he could become a good rotational piece for the Milwaukee Bucks if he stays healthy.