Predicting where each Milwaukee Bucks’ free agent will play in 2023-24

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Milwaukee Bucks: Joe Ingles
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Joe Ingles – Cleveland Cavaliers

For the most part, Joe Ingles was solid for the Bucks, especially coming off an ACL tear. He gave the team excellent 3-point shooting and quality facilitating off of the bench, which is what they expected. While keeping him on a team-friendly deal would not be the worst thing in the world, Ingles’ lack of athleticism and defense, which were on display in the postseason, could have the team looking to spend money elsewhere as they aim to fill out their roster.

If he does not return to Milwaukee, the Cleveland Cavaliers make sense as a possible landing spot for the forward. They were desperately searching for a wing all season long, and that will carry on over into the off-season. Ingles would give the Cavaliers a 6-foot-8 wing who can shoot and pass the ball extremely well, providing them with a tremendous piece off of the bench. Ingles also has ties to All-Star two guard Donovan Mitchell from their days with the Utah Jazz, so perhaps some recruiting could be in order.

Plenty of teams league-wide would love to get their hands on the savvy veteran, but Milwaukee’s Central Divison rival may be among the most prominent.