4. Joe Ingles
The Bucks signed Ingles using the mid-level exception last summer, but they had to wait for the 6’8 forward to recover from a torn ACL. He did not play until mid-December, but the 35-year-old brought some needed ball-handling, floor spacing, and playmaking to the Bucks. He can only play 20 to 25 minutes per game at this stage in his career, but Ingles remains a productive option.
Is he the perfect fit? No, the Bucks would love to add some youth and athletic ability to their roster moving forward, but Milwaukee will struggle to increase their talent and stay under the second tax apron. That could mean keeping the band together, and Ingles becomes a key piece of that.
Joe Ingles is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he will have his choice of teams. The 35-year-old figures to get offers at the taxpayer mid-level exception, but where does he want to play? Ingles is likely looking to chase a ring at this stage, and where better than next to Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee?
Expect the Milwaukee Bucks to make a competitive offer to keep Joe Ingles, but he will be able to decide where he wants to play next season.