3 Patrick Beverley replacements the Bucks could target in NBA Free Agency

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Kris Dunn

Another name the Bucks did homework on before acquiring Patrick Beverley was Utah Jazz guard Kris Dunn, once again according to Jake Fischer. With Dunn set to enter the free-agent pool and the Bucks possibly needing point guard help, it wouldn't be surprising if his name resurfaced once more.

After struggling to stick on the court over the prior few seasons, Dunn had a resurgence with Utah in 2023-24, showing he could help a team by serving as a jack of all trades. He scored, facilitated, shot the long ball well and, perhaps most importantly for Milwaukee's sake, provided relentless defense on the perimeter. There's plenty to like.

The guard could be a nice sparkplug off of the bench, primarily by playing hounding defense on the perimeter against opposing guards. This past season, Dunn held opposing guards to 123-of-294 field goal shooting (41.8 percent) while forcing 52 turnovers, both solid numbers for a 6-foot-3 guard, making a legitimate case to earn an All-Defensive nod.

Dunn could reasonably fall into Milwaukee's price range this off-season, as the guard may be looking for an opportunity with a contender to showcase himself. Having just turned 30, he's still fairly young and has plenty of gas left in the tank, especially if he can build off a solid 2023-24 showing with Utah. He could be another Malik Beasley-esque addition on a cheap deal, perhaps.

If he's available, this would be about as low risk as it gets, given the team's defensive needs.

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