11 Way too early 2024 free agent targets for the Milwaukee Bucks

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Derrick Jones Jr.

As mentioned in the opening, the Milwaukee Bucks must find their version of Derrick Jones Jr. in the NBA off-season. Perhaps they could do so by targeting... Derrick Jones Jr.

The 6-foot-5 forward has been a tremendous pickup for Dallas, providing quality play on both sides of the floor with his athleticism, length and basketball IQ. He's been masterful in the playoffs, helping Dallas reach the NBA Finals by putting up 9.9 points and 1.1 blocks per matchup while knocking down 39.6 of his shots from percent from long range. The Bucks need a player who can do exactly this.

Jones would be an excellent addition to this Milwaukee roster, giving them a forward with legitimate height and length who can hold their own defensively. On the other end, it would be nice to have an athlete who can catch lobs, sky for rebounds and simply get back in transition, something this roster has not had outside of Giannis Antetokounmpo in a while.

Yet, Jones may be a pipe dream, as he could be due for a significant raise once free agency opens after helping Dallas reach the NBA Finals. If they win it all and he plays a big part, it could be the final nail in the coffin for Milwaukee's odds of prying him away. Still, given all of the boxes he checks off, it would be wrong not to mention him here at the very least.

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