The 2024 NBA Trade Deadline came to a close with the Milwaukee Bucks adding Patrick Beverley to their roster in exchange for Cam Payne and a 2027 second-round pick. Robin Lopez was sent to the Sacramento Kings along with cash considerations as they continued to shake up the roster and open up a position.
It was nowhere near as exciting as many fans had hoped, and one of the Bucks' main issues still didn't seem to be addressed via trade, thus opening the opportunity to dip into the buyout market to potentially fill that final roster spot should they choose to do so.
One thing of note is that the Bucks are only able to sign buyout candidates that made less than $12.4 million on their previous contract before being bought out. Players have to have been waived before March 1 for them to be eligible to feature in the postseason.
Here are three buyout targets for the Milwaukee Bucks:
Buyout Target 1 - Danuel House Jr., forward
The first name on the list fits exactly what the Bucks need, and that is forward Danuel House Jr. He was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Detroit Pistons and was one of many players to be waived by them at the trade deadline.
House would bring more physicality at the wing spot and can potentially be the defensive wing they need. This season with the Sixers, he had a defensive rating of 118, which would be the sixth best out of all Bucks players, per StatMuse. He would help provide depth at the wing position with Khris Middleton currently out due to a left ankle sprain.
Averaging 15 minutes on the floor this season, House averaged 4.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting but only hitting 30 percent of his shots from deep. This could be an issue, but if he can bring some defensive tenacity and force stops, then the value would be there in picking him up for the Bucks.
The buyout targets have never been known to really blow people away with their play, but House should definitely be one of Milwaukee's top targets as he fits the player profile of what they need to improve on. Offensively, the Bucks have been solid all season but still maintain some defensive struggles. Beverley will help in the backcourt, and someone like House can still have an impact to bring energy off the bench.