Rather than finding a point guard to outright replace Jrue Holiday this off-season, something the Milwaukee Bucks should look for is one to place next to him.
While most of his career has been spent playing the point guard position, Holiday has also been a two-guard, and several of his best seasons came in that role. Being the shooting guard would free up the guard quite a bit on both ends and allow him to focus more on certain areas. In the last few postseasons, it appeared that Holiday’s struggles were a result of him having to do too much on both ends of the floor. His production on offense was certainly limited when he was often tasked with guarding the opposing team’s top scorer.
Getting a pure point guard in the starting lineup could be the key to unlocking the best version of Holiday moving forward. With that said, let us look at five potential candidates.
Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard target – Monte Morris (Trade)
Monte Morris is underrated. He’s not a flashy name, but he’s a nice floor general who could thrive with a team like the Milwaukee Bucks in a starting role.
The guard is a solid scorer, having averaged 10.5 points while shooting 48.1 percent from the floor and 39.2 percent from three in his NBA career. Morris would give the Bucks another shot-creator who can score from all over the floor, which is something they desperately need. In addition to his scoring, Morris is an excellent facilitator, having averaged a career-high 5.3 assists per game this past season with the Washington Wizards.
Morris also makes sense for the Bucks due to his current financial situation. He’s on the books for $9.8 million next season, which is reasonable for a team like Milwaukee with little wiggle room in any trade. With The Athletic’s Josh Robbins (Subscription required) reporting that rival executives believe the Wizards will undergo a full rebuild within the next year, Morris could also be out there in trade talks, potentially. If so, the Bucks should pounce.