2. Acquire a playmaker
The Bucks have Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton to handle the ball and make plays, but their offense can stagnate late in games. Teams wall off the rim when the Greek Freak gets the ball, especially in the playoffs. That leaves Middleton or Holiday to get a shot, which is not always beautiful.
The Bucks did not have a backup point guard on their roster until they acquired Goran Dragic from the buyout market. The 37-year-old struggled to find his place in Milwaukee, and he was not part of the playoff rotation. Even a backup playmaker could help unlock the Bucks’ offense.
Milwaukee finished 15th in offensive rating and 22nd in turnovers per game last season. Adding another ball-handler and shot-creator could help them improve in both areas.
The free-agent point guard class is a bit weak after the top names, but the Bucks only need a reserve option that can jumpstart their second unit. They may try to acquire one via trade or free agency, but filling that hole could be massive in the postseason.
The Milwaukee Bucks should try to add pieces, but they must watch their spending and the impact the additions have on their superstar player if the franchise wants to stay in title contention for years to come.