4 Bucks who could be forced into retirement after the season

These Bucks could be out of the league in the 2024-25 season.

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3. Patrick Beverley

The Bucks traded Cameron Payne and a second-round draft pick to get Beverley before the deadline. They needed perimeter defense and a bit of energy on that end of the floor. Pat Bev is a pesky defender, but the trade has not worked out as planned.

The 6’2 guard is dealing with a wrist injury that will require surgery. He will play through it, but the injury could sap his effectiveness. The Bucks need him, and his production is something to watch closely. If he struggles to make an impact, head coach Doc Rivers must cut him from the rotation.

Beverley struggled in Milwaukee before the injury. He averaged 5.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 19.6 minutes per game over his first 19 contests with the Bucks. During that stretch, Pat Bev shot just 34.4 percent from the field and his team had a minus-5.5 net rating with him on the floor.

Is this the final season for the 35-year-old? He has played for six different teams in the last four seasons. Beverley’s defense has slipped with age, and it could be time to call it a career. The 12-year NBA veteran will be searching for a minimum contract this offseason in free agency, but finding one may be a different story.