Players that the Milwaukee Bucks should replace Grayson Allen with

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Milwaukee Bucks’ target: Juan Toscano-Anderson

Many Milwaukee Bucks fans might look at this as a foolish addition to the roster. But there are still question marks around the team’s depth at the guard/forward positions, and a player like Toscano-Anderson could breathe life into the Milwaukee Bucks bench play. Entering his fifth year in the league at the age of 30, Toscano-Anderson isn’t necessarily a long-term solution for the Milwaukee Bucks, but he’s a player that’s versatile and can play both the forward and guard positions. But, if they want to keep Giannis happy, and make another run to the Finals, they’ll need Toscano-Anderson’s playoff experience to help get them to that point.

With a career average of 4.3 points per game, Toscano-Anderson will be by no means a huge offensive piece for the Milwaukee Bucks. But, when Jrue Holiday is playing 30 to 32 minutes a game and Khris Middleton has been injury ridden over the years, having Toscano-Anderson there to spell both players for a few possessions could allow them to save some energy for late-game situations. Not to mention, Toscano-Anderson was a part of the Golden State Warriors team that won the finals in 2022, so he knows what it takes to get to that point of the season. Although he played in just a little over seven minutes total during the Finals, having that veteran presence on the bench with so many young players could help the Milwaukee Bucks in the short term but also in the long term developing their talent.

Yes, Allen is a much better offensive weapon than Toscano-Anderson, but let’s face it, there is a major log jam at the shooting guard position for the Milwaukee Bucks. There are plenty of options to insert in place of Allen, but with the aspect of health in the forward department and a very youthful roster from top to bottom, picking up Toscano-Anderson might be a move out of necessity in order to avoid a significant drop off in veteran leadership.

Oh and did I mention? Toscano-Anderson has spent plenty of time in the Cream City. He was a four-year player at Marquette, so it would be a homecoming of sorts for Toscano-Anderson to return to Milwaukee.