The Milwaukee Bucks are still in the market for a backup point guard.
Many fans want to see the team target Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton, who is rumored to be available in trade talks. Recently, the Bucks have been linked to Edmond Sumner, who was cut by the Brooklyn Nets. Per HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, the Bucks are among a handful of teams to have an eye on the 27-year-old. A Sexton trade is looking more unlikely, and there are better options out there than Edmond Sumner, so here are the three options the Bucks should look at.
3 Free agents the Milwaukee Bucks should sign over Edmond Sumner: Kendrick Nunn
This would be a good pickup for Milwaukee, as Nunn has shown to be a good player in the right situation.
Nunn was a part of the Miami Heat team that went to the NBA Finals in the 2020 bubble. He parlayed two solid years in Miami with a two-year $10 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. He did not play in his first year in LA due to a bone bruise on his right knee and didn’t debut in a Laker uniform until 2022. He only played in 39 games for the Lakers before being traded to the Washington Wizards, along with three second round picks for Rui Hachimura.
Nunn, in 31 games for the Wizards, averaged 7.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting 39 percent from three.
Last year, what the Bucks lacked was a dynamic playmaker coming off the bench, and Nunn, if signed, would fill that void.
He’s shown that he can be a guy who contributes to winning, and right now is the best option for Milwaukee to sign at the backup point guard spot.
Milwaukee hasn’t adequately filled out their roster yet, signing Kendrick Nunn would solve the backup point guard problem for Milwaukee.
3 Free agents the Milwaukee Bucks should sign over Edmond Sumner: Goran Dragic
Without many options left, why don’t the Bucks re-sign Goran Dragic? He only played in seven games for the Bucks and didn’t get an opportunity to show what he still got left in the tank.
When he was on the floor with the Bucks, Dragic showed he could still play.
It would be good for Milwaukee to sign a good high-IQ player like Dragic not only to play but also to be another coach on the floor to help new Bucks Head Coach Adrian Griffin.
Dragic needs another opportunity because it still baffles me that they have been trying to sign this player for over two years, and once they got him, he didn’t play. Last season, when Dragic signed with Milwaukee, we thought that was the missing piece to win a championship. It didn’t happen, but it doesn’t mean that Dragic still can’t be that guy for the Bucks.
Dragic has been a good veteran player, and I think he deserves a second chance in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is a better team when they have another guard who can handle the ball, and run the offense; Dragic would check both of those boxes, and re-signing him would adequately fill out the roster.