5 Free agents the Milwaukee Bucks should avoid at all costs

The Bucks must upgrade their roster in free agency and avoid these players.
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3. Robert Covington

Covington was a strong role player the 76ers uncovered during The Process. The 6’7 wing went from undrafted free agent hoping for an opportunity to a strong 3-and-D wing in Philadelphia. He made first-team All-Defense in 2018 and helped the franchise snap a five-year playoff drought.

Covington is no longer that player. The 33-year-old has struggled to lock down a consistent role in each of the last two seasons on two different franchises. He appeared in just 29 games last season and suffered a season-ending knee injury in late December.

His advanced metrics remain strong, but can he be counted on? Covington has played just 77 games over the last two years combined. He has not been on the same team for two full seasons since his first stint with the 76ers, which ended in 2018. Teams keep letting Covington go, which should tell the Bucks all they need to know before signing the 6’7 wing.

Robert Covington will likely sign a one-year minimum contract this offseason as he hopes to rebuild his value for the summer of 2025. RoCo’s knee injury is a concern and his production has dipped mightily in recent years. The Milwaukee Bucks cannot afford to have this move fall flat and should avoid Covington in free agency.