3 In-house options the Milwaukee Bucks could explore to fill their final roster spot

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Following the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline, the Milwaukee Bucks have an open roster spot, and they will more than likely fill it in the coming weeks.

Everyone is scouting the market for possible targets right now, assessing players based on what the Bucks need right now. While there are names on the outside who could help, there are also a handful of players already in-house the team could look into courtesy of the Wisconsin Herd, the G-League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks.

That said, let us look at three Herd players the Bucks could explore signing.

Marquese Chriss

Earlier this month, the Herd brought in former top 10 pick Marquese Chriss. The forward last played in the NBA during the 2021-22 NBA season. Chriss was never able to find his footing in the early stages of his career, bouncing around a bit, but at just 26 years old, he was undoubtedly worth a flyer from a G-League squad looking to add talent.

Chriss has played solid basketball since coming over, averaging 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and a steal in 19.9 minutes across five games. Although his numbers are not eye-popping, Chriss has shown that he can still contribute on the court when given the chance, serving as a versatile forward who can put points on the board and rebound.

After moving Robin Lopez at the deadline, the Bucks are short on frontcourt depth at the moment, with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, and Bobby Portis serving as the team's only legitimate bigs. At 6-foot-9, Chriss is a tad undersized to be a center, but he could provide the team with more depth in the frontcourt.

The forward also has NBA experience, with seven seasons under his belt after being selected eighth overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. If he were to get minutes, that experience could potentially help more than that of a player without much legitimate experience at the highest level. Ultimately, bringing him aboard would be a low-risk move to give the team another big body.