Full offseason report card and grades
The Milwaukee Bucks had a contending team, and they made it a priority to run it back. How did they do when you look at every move together?
Re-signed Brook Lopez
Brought back their two-way center on a reasonable (and short) deal to keep hopes of a title alive.
Re-signed Khris Middleton
Saved a ton of money this season and got their No. 2 offensive option to return on a solid deal.
Drafted Andre Jackson
Added a versatile wing to a contract that will save the Bucks money and give them a young player to develop.
Signed Malik Beasley
Added one of the market’s best shooters to a steal of a contract on a one-year minimum deal.
Re-signed AJ Green
Elevated a gunner off of his two-way deal; could see him in the rotation as early as this season.
Re-signed Jae Crowder
Crowder looked shaky last season, but they retain a veteran player who could regain his 3-and-D form.
Drafted Chris Livingston
Late flier on a wing with upside, but handed a four-year deal and a roster spot to a longshot project.
Hired Adrian Griffin
Fired a wildly successful coach and hired an unproven replacement; that’s a lot of risk for a team trying to win it all this season.
Signed Robin Lopez
Brought back a good teammate and Brook’s twin brother; better options were out there.
Losing Joe Ingles hurts, as his playmaking was crucial for the Bucks last season, but they couldn’t stay in his market. Otherwise, they managed to run it back, with Lopez and Middleton on reasonable deals and Robin Lopez, Jae Crowder, Malik Beasley and A.J. Green as solid pieces around them. Adrian Griffin is the key swing piece; he needs to be ready from day one to rejuvenate this offense and steer the ship back to the NBA Finals.
Overall Grade: B
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