Remaining free agents who could fill the Milwaukee Bucks’ final roster spot

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 06 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 06 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

As it stands, the Milwaukee Bucks currently have 14 standard contracts housed on their roster, leaving room for one more player to be added.

Although it’s unclear whether or not the Bucks will fill that vacancy or head into the season with it open, there are still several free agents out there who could captivate the front office enough to go with the former. With that said, let us look at some of the best available free agents for the Bucks to potentially fill their last roster spot by signing.

Remaining free agents who could fill the Milwaukee Bucks’ final roster spot

Point Guard: The Milwaukee Bucks need a backup point guard. While General Manager Jon Horst said in his recent interview with The Athletic (Subscription required) that he does not believe the team desperately needs a backup floor general, it would certainly help. If they do decide to add a veteran backup, two names that make sense are John Wall and Kendrick Nunn. Both would be the Bucks’ latest reclamation projects, but they have the potential to help this team out in a big way. If the Bucks want to do things differently than they have done in the past, they could take a flyer on the young Jazian Gortman, the 20-year-old currently playing on their Summer League team.

Shooting Guard: Between Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Malik Beasley, and more, Milwaukee is pretty set at the two-guard position. Yet, if they want to add another one for good measure, a key name worth mentioning is Wesley Matthews. The veteran already has experience with this group, and he can still play defense at a high level. Will Barton wouldn’t bring defense, but he could add a second-unit scorer to this bench brigade. If the Bucks want to get younger, they could stock up on shooting guards by adding Terence Davis, a player they are rumored to be interested in.

Small Forward: Again, the Bucks have a lot of bodies at this position, but if they want more depth, there are some respectable names. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the best of the bunch, and he remains on the market despite having the most productive season of his career last year. He’s likely looking for a much larger payday than Milwaukee can offer, but the front office should call regardless. A more affordable option would be T.J. Warren, who could add a dose of scoring. The same sentiment is true for Terrence Ross, who has averaged double-digit points in four of the past five seasons. They could also just re-sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who has been on the roster for years.

Power Forward: Darius Bazley would be an interesting low-risk target for the Bucks. During his early days with OKC, Bazley showed signs of legitimate potential before being traded and seeing his role lessen mightily. The Bucks could look to unearth some of the 23-year-old’s potential by bringing him aboard and letting him learn from Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis, and more. Looking at veterans, Justise Winslow and JaMychal Green would give the Bucks a small-ball four to utilize when they go to their lineups with Antetokounmpo at center. The team is aiming to be a much more versatile unit this season, so another body that helps them do so would not hurt.

Center: If the Bucks wanted to stock up on depth behind both Lopez twins and Portis, there are a few names worth looking into. Christian Wood would be the best, as the former Buck remains an unrestricted free agent despite a quality year with the Dallas Mavericks. He’d bring added scoring and rebounding to this bench. Milwaukee would also likely consider bringing back Meyers Leonard if they were to add a fourth big man.

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