NBA Free Agency: Backup point guards the Milwaukee Bucks could target

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Free agent point guard target for the Milwaukee Bucks – Kendrick Nunn

If the Bucks want to go a different route and would prefer to add an experienced veteran to fill the backup point guard opening, Kendrick Nunn could be their best bet at this point.

It’s been a difficult two years for Nunn, who missed all of the 2021-22 season due to a knee injury and was then traded this past season after playing the smallest role of his career. He would be an interesting reclamation project for any team looking to shore up their guard depth, which includes the Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to his injury, Nunn was an electric scorer, passer, and shooter. Though there were glimpses of that player this past season, his role was not prominent enough for Nunn to display it consistently. If given a shot, perhaps he could return to form.

A deal for Nunn would certainly be nothing more than a “prove it” contract for this coming season. That would make this move incredibly low-risk for Milwaukee, especially with the potential reward that comes with adding a former All-Rookie talent. Nunn is likely a player the Bucks have their eye on, and if they ultimately decide they want a veteran leading the bench brigade, they should bring him aboard. At 27 years old, Nunn still has plenty of basketball left to be played; at this point, it’s a matter of where and what kind of opportunity he will get.