The Milwaukee Bucks have one roster spot left, and it’s unclear whether they plan to leave it open or fill it within the next few months.
Recent rumors suggest that they are at least doing their due diligence around the NBA about any potential targets. According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, the Bucks were among a handful of teams in attendance for Harry Giles’ recent workout as the former first round pick looks to make his way back into the NBA.
NBA Rumors: Bucks attended a workout for former first round draft pick
This news isn’t too shocking. Whenever a player is hosting a workout with hopes of making it back into the league, the Bucks are typically there. In recent memory, they’ve had their representatives attend workouts for former Buck Johnny O’Braynt and NBA veteran Lance Stephenson. It’s smart for the Bucks to at least send a representative to see if these players have anything left to give to a contending team with very little financial flexibility.
As for Giles, he’s an interesting player. He was selected 20th overall by the Sacramento Kings and played just three NBA seasons, one of which came with the Portland Trail Blazers, before finding himself out of the league. He’s still just 25 years old and has plenty of basketball left to be played. At 6-foot-11, he could be a solid depth piece for any team looking to bulk up their frontcourt, and perhaps the right environment could help unearth some of that talent that had a team select him in the first round in the first place.
When looking at the Bucks, Giles wouldn’t be a seamless fit, as the team does not have a pressing need in the frontcourt right now. With Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis, and Robin Lopez all at the center position as things stand, the Bucks truly don’t need a `fourth center. It would certainly be odd if the Bucks used their last open roster spot on another center when the team still does not have a point guard to play behind Jrue Holiday. If they do fill that spot, it needs to be with another ball-handler.
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