4. Keep Giannis happy
What this constitutes only Giannis Antetokounmpo knows. The Bucks will likely bring back his brother Thanasis in an end-of-the-bench role, but what else does the front office need to do to keep the Greek Freak happy?
Giannis has two years and a player option remaining on his contract, but that does not matter. Superstars control their destiny and are often traded shortly after asking out. The front office has to do whatever it takes to keep Giannis, which could include making additional roster moves to satisfy the two-time MVP.
Re-signing Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez is a fantastic start, but Milwaukee has to do more if they plan on being title favorites next season. They will only have minimum contracts to hand out in free agency. The Bucks do have one first-round draft pick to trade. Will they use it on an immediate upgrade? Milwaukee may not have a choice.
The Denver Nuggets just ran through the field and two-time MVP Nikola Jokic is squarely in his prime. The Bucks need to upgrade around Antetokounmpo to keep him happy and feeling good about his odds, which includes giving him a deep roster that can withstand the 100-plus game grind of bringing home the championship.