Ranking Milwaukee Bucks contracts from bargain to nightmare

The Bucks have a few regrettable deals on their books that could haunt them.

Milwaukee Bucks, Khris Middleton, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks, Khris Middleton, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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8. Andre Jackson Jr.

The 6’6 wing helped UConn win the NCAA national championship in 2023 and was a high second-round draft pick. It is way too early to give up on him. The 22-year-old has shown some flashes in his limited minutes with the Bucks and could blossom into a key rotation piece.

7. MarJon Beauchamp

The first-round draft pick in 2022 has failed to take a second-year leap. His percentages are up, but his minutes are down. Beauchamp has dominated the G League by averaging 24.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in 36.3 minutes over three games. He is an NBA player, but cannot lockdown a consistent role on the Bucks.

Beauchamp is only 23, and Milwaukee has two more years of team control. They need to give him time to develop.

6. Chris Livingston

The 20-year-old is stuck at the end of Milwaukee’s bench and is multiple years away from making an impact. He was the 58th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, and the Bucks are giving him time to develop. Livingston may not stick on their roster, but it is too soon to tell. He signed a four-year contract worth $7.6 million in total, so the franchise has time to let it play out.

5. A.J. Green

Green is an elite shooter on a three-year $6.3 million contract. He is cheap, and the Bucks are comfortable having him on the bench and inserting him when they need a triple. The 24-year-old’s contract is non-guaranteed after this season, so the Bucks have options.

Milwaukee is overpaying a few players on their roster, including a shocking forward known for his scoring.