Available free agents who might be worth a second look for the Bucks later on: No. 5 – Justise Winslow
After his 2022-23 season was cut short due to an ankle injury, Justise Winslow remains an unrestricted free agent. For the Portland Trail Blazers, he appeared in 29 games, averaging 6.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. He made 40.9 percent of his shots from the field and 31.1 percent of his 3-point attempts. The Milwaukee Bucks should take a look at him.
Winslow is an all-around player who can defend, rebound, pass, and shoot. He stands 6-foot-6 and could provide depth on the wing for the Bucks. His injury history, on the other hand, is cause for alarm. If the Milwaukee Bucks were to sign him, it will be on a trial basis.
The Bucks are in desperate need of a player like Winslow, who is 6-foot-6 and is a hybrid defender. Winslow could provide wing depth and possibly tertiary playmaking skills to help the core Milwaukee Bucks Big 3 shoulder part of the offensive burden.
However, Winslow’s injury issues have plagued him throughout his career. He has missed substantial time in each of the previous three seasons, and teams may be hesitant to give him another deal to play a larger role. But it’s worth noting that the Milwaukee Bucks previously took a gamble on an injured rival in Joe Ingles, and that deal paid off very well overall.
These are just a few of the available free agents still waiting for their next landing spot. A cursory glance of the full list on Spotrac should tell you all you need to know about how limited the opportunities are in a league as unforgiving as the NBA.
Just because the Milwaukee Bucks roster is full doesn’t mean the front office is done making moves. General manager Jon Horst had a well-documented interest in a slew of other players, including rising combo guard Collin Sexton. If the Bucks do decide to trade a few players for Collin, some more opportunities on their roster are sure to open up.
Stay tuned for more analysis on the Milwaukee Bucks roster as the regular season starts.