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

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Milwaukee Bucks: A.J. Green
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A.J. Green – Milwaukee Bucks

After going undrafted and spending his rookie year with the Bucks on a two-way deal, A.J. Green will hit restricted free agency. Bringing him back should be a no-brainer for the Bucks, as the two guard showed incredible signs of potential during his limited minutes last season.

Green’s strongest attribute is undeniably his outside shooting. He shot 44-of-105 (41.9 percent) of his triples during his rookie campaign; that was the third-best percentage on the entire team. With Giannis Antetokounmpo commanding space due to his dominance down low, surrounding him with outside shooting has been Milwaukee’s gameplan, and Green could help them do so. They would be wise to make him the next Kyle Korver or Grayson Allen type pairing with Giannis as a shooter who often shares the floor with the Greek Freak to get wide-open looks.

Keeping Green would also help the Bucks’ need for more youth, as he was the second youngest player on the roster when last season ended at 23 years old. He’s still got room to grow and may serve as one of the few young pieces the Bucks can actually develop. If given a legitimate role in Milwaukee, Green could potentially develop into something special. Retaining him would also not be very expensive for the Bucks, so it should be a quick and easy decision, even if they have to give him a standard deal.