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

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Josh Okogie

As the Bucks attempt to sharpen their wing rotation, one name on their radar should be Josh Okogie. A former first-round pick, he has made a living in the NBA due to his defense, constantly hounding his opponent on that end. In addition to defense, Okogie possesses athleticism that this bench brigade desperately needs an infusion of this off-season.

Okogie could be the type of high-energy player that Jevon Carter was for the Bucks a few years ago. Carter checked in and left his all out there every single play, picking players up the full length of the court and sprinting back in transition to make a play. That type of energy was valuable, and Okogie could bring that same type of flavor.

Two concerns with Okogie are his height and lack of offensive output. He stands at 6-foot-4, and it's no secret Milwaukee's shorter wings have been tormented over the years, as noted in the slot about Naji Marshall. Offensively, Okogie has never shown much development, and his perimeter shooting is essentially non-existent. Those could both be red flags.

Despite the concerns, Okogie would be worth a flyer for the Bucks on a minimum due to the defense and athleticism alone. To hit the market in the first place, Okogie would have to decline his upcoming player option with the Phoenix Suns. After playing scarcely in the playoffs, it seems feasible that he could opt out to seek a larger opportunity. Perhaps the Bucks could give it to him.