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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1. Danilo Gallinari

Gallinari has been a bucket in the NBA since 2010. He was a starter for years before settling into a bench role. It appears a second ACL tear has taken a lot out of the 35-year-old. He missed the entire 2022-23 season and has been unable to find his rhythm this year.

Il Gallo was traded twice before being bought out by the Pistons in February. He joined the Bucks to chase a champion but is averaging just 2.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game. The 6’10 forward has struggled to get consistent minutes and will likely not be part of the team’s playoff rotation.

This could be the end of the Italian forward’s NBA career. He struggled to get playing time on three different teams and has not been the same after his second ACL injury. Gallinari has played for 14 years and is in his mid-30s. It might be time to hang up the sneakers or head back to Europe where he can make a larger impact.

The Milwaukee Bucks will change things up this offseason, especially if they fail to win a championship. Malik Beasley will be in the market for a larger contract, and the Bucks must add some depth. Some of their current options could retire. Stay tuned for what is shaping up to be a wild playoff ride and an exciting summer in Cream City.