An area the Milwaukee Bucks improved: Wings above 6-foot-5
It was clear that the Milwaukee Bucks needed more wings this off-season, especially ones taller than 6-foot-5. For the past few years, Milwaukee’s lack of taller wings has been a major reason for their playoff shortcomings, as teams have taken advantage of the 6-foot-5 and under Bucks. Now, the Bucks have three new wings above 6-foot-5 who could possibly help right away.
Of the three, Andre Jackson Jr. can help the team the most. He was a stellar defender in college, and the Bucks will certainly look to get him involved on that side of things. Rather than trotting out a much smaller defender, Jackson has the height and length to actually be a match for some tough scoring wings above 6-foot-5. On top of that, he brings more playmaking and facilitating.
Chris Livingston checks off the box as another 6-foot-6 defender, but he could be used to defend bigger players, as he weighs in at 220 lbs. With Wesley Matthews gone, the Bucks will need to get a sturdy wing defender to match up with big, physical players. No one would expect Livingston to come in and replicate Matthews entirely, but he could undeniably help try to fill the void.
While he will be limited in terms of how many games he can play due to being on a two-way deal, Omari Moore could get some burn as well. The 6-foot-6 wing could provide a solid scoring punch off of the bench while also bringing some ball-handling. With the Bucks not having a backup point guard, getting another facilitator from a two-way player could help mightily.
Of course, it should also help that the Bucks are expected to play sophomore MarJon Beauchamp more this coming season. His scoring can be inconsistent, but Beauchamp can provide a massive boost when it comes to athletic wings who can bring a dose of energy. After scarcely playing last season, he should be hungry to get on the court with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2023-24.