4. Do the Bucks have enough depth?
Milwaukee has four All-Stars on their roster and a strong top seven when everyone is healthy. Four of those players are over 32 years old and two have been limited by injuries this season. The Bucks need enough depth to withstand a few things going sideways in the playoffs.
Malik Beasley has locked down the fifth starter role and is shooting 43.7 percent from 3-point range this season. Jae Crowder and Bobby Portis are two veteran forwards. Fans know what to expect and both will play a role in the playoffs.
Beyond that, newcomer Patrick Beverley and Pat Connaughton are fighting for the eighth spot in the playoff rotation. Connaughton has struggled this season, but Beverley’s age and size will limit him in certain matchups.
Getting active in the buyout market could sure things up. The Milwaukee Bucks have an open roster spot and several talented players are expected to become available. The new CBA prevents them from signing someone who made north of the non-taxpayer mid-level exception before being let go, but the Bucks will still have options. Is signing someone on the buyout market enough to give them the needed depth?
Health and matchups will matter. They may not need anyone else if their roster stays on the floor down the stretch and throughout the playoffs.