3 Danilo Gallinari replacements the Bucks could look to add in free agency

Ramping up the defensive intensity off the bench could really help.
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Robert Covington

Robert Covington, known for his defensive prowess and 3-point shooting, has built a solid NBA career since going undrafted in 2013.

After a brief stint with the Houston Rockets, he joined the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014, where he began to establish himself as a versatile forward. Covington was back with them this past season after the James Harden trade. He is currently an unrestricted free agent. You’d have to think almost every NBA team would love to add him. He still has some game.

In 2018, Covington was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the deal for Jimmy Butler. (In the NBA it can feel like everyone can get traded). His impact was immediate, providing the Timberwolves with elite perimeter defense and floor spacing. Covington does not necessarily have that now. But if he could give that to the Bucks in spurts, it certainly would provide some value.

Covington's defensive skills earned him a spot on the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2018. That’s nothing to frown at.

Throughout his career, Covington has had his moments against the Bucks. On April 1, 2022, he lit up the Bucks for 43 points. When he played for Portland, Covington always seemed to play well, pulling through with multiple, double-digit scoring games.

So, he has the reputation of being strong defensively and he can score.

Covington would be a big upgrade over Gallinari if the Milwaukee Bucks could manage to bring him in.