4 Contracts Bucks must shed during the offseason

Milwaukee should look to move off these hefty contracts this summer.

Bobby Portis, Milwaukee Bucks
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Pat Connaughton

Believe it or not, Pat Connaughton is actually the sixth-oldest player on the Bucks' active roster. A lot of fans may not think of him as being one of the oldest guys in the locker room, but it is easy to forget that he was 23 during his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Now 31 years old, Connaughton will be earning $9.4 million per year for each of the next three seasons (through 2025-26). He is another player Milwaukee should be taking a hard look at shipping out for the right price.

A lot of fans will have mixed feeling about moving on from Pat. Like Bobby, he was a member of the 2021 championship team, and everyone on that roster will probably always carry a certain place in Bucks fans' hearts. But the reality is that the team would do well to find a trade partner to move his contract while he still has reasonable value.

The thing is, Pat's best playing days are likely behind him. He had arguably his best season in 2021-22 when he averaged a hair under 10 points per game and a career-high 39.5% from three. Since then, his minutes and numbers have dwindled. While his contract is not the most burdensome, it could become that if Connaughton's play continues to decline.