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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Usman Garuba

For the Milwaukee Bucks, this could be a high-ceiling move. It certainly would add a ton of potential to the bench.

Usman Garuba, a Spanish professional basketball player, has quickly made a name for himself with his impressive defensive skills and high basketball IQ. Garuba developed his game with Real Madrid, one of Europe's premier basketball clubs. The Bucks would want him for defense, combined with his versatility to guard multiple positions. That seems to be why he was drafted in the first place, catching the attention of NBA scouts early on.

In the 2021 NBA Draft, Garuba was selected 23rd overall by the Houston Rockets. Standing at 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-2 wingspan, he brings a unique blend of size, athleticism and defensive acumen to the team. Known for his shot-blocking, rebounding and energy on the court, Garuba quickly adapted to the pace and physicality of the NBA.

While his offensive game is still developing, Garuba's defensive prowess and work ethic make him a valuable asset. His potential to grow into a key defensive anchor bodes well for his future in the league.

In terms of if this move would make the Milwaukee Bucks better than having Gallinari, the short answer is probably yes. Garuba's potential could really pay off for the club.