The Milwaukee Bucks stayed in title contention this offseason, but it was not without some nervous moments. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez were both free agents, and the franchise could not afford to lose either. The Bucks had to overpay to keep Lopez, but they had no other choice. Milwaukee should be squarely in contention with plenty to prove after a first-round playoff exit.
The Bucks signed seven free agents and brought in a new head coach this offseason. They tried to remake their bench, and Milwaukee hopes for better health as they look to win another championship.
The front office made a few bold signings this summer, and not every one will work. The Bucks will have second thoughts about some of them, and it could happen quickly.
Recent signings Milwaukee Bucks will regret come January
3. Malik Beasley
The Bucks signed Beasley to a one-year $2.0 million deal this offseason. He figures to compete for a starting role on the wing next to Khris Middleton. Can Beasley outperform Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton to earn the nod?
The 26-year-old is a walking bucket, but he fell out of the Lakers rotation in the playoffs. Last season, he posted a 0.0 value over replacement player (VORP) and 0.032 win shares per 48 minutes with 0.100 being the league average. The Bucks have championship aspirations, but Beasley’s poor defense and inefficient scoring will hurt those chances more than his scoring helps.
Malik Beasley has been traded twice in the last 14 months, and the Milwaukee Bucks should not be counting on him to play a key role. Most likely, they will regret the signing by January, and the front office may look to move on before the deadline.