The 2024 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, and the Milwaukee Bucks made a pair of moves, freeing up a roster spot in the process.
With General Manager Jon Horst confirming that the team will indeed attempt to fill that final spot at some point in the near future, everyone is assessing potential options at this moment. While there are a handful of intriguing names available to pounce on right now, the Bucks may be better off waiting to see who else may become available before the March 1 deadline.
There could very well be several surprising players waived in the coming days, which could help the Bucks load up before the postseason. We'll be pulling names from John Hollinger's buyout tiers list from The Athletic (Subscription required). That said, let us look at seven players the Bucks should hope get bought out.
Delon Wright, Washington Wizards
Having cast a wide net of targets ahead of the trade deadline, Yahoo Sports' Jake Fischer reported that Delon Wright had been linked to the Bucks. Milwaukee's interest via trade was justifiable, but with Wright staying put in Washington past the deadline, the Bucks should now cross their fingers hoping for a buyout.
Despite trading for a new backup point guard in Patrick Beverley, Wright would still be a great piece to the puzzle that is Milwaukee's backcourt. Beverley and Wright would give the team a pairing of combo guards who are reliable point of attack defenders off of the bench. At 6-foot-5, Wright has more size than the 6-foot-2 Beverley, which would give this second unit some added versatility.
With Beverley, Wright, Damian Lillard, and Malik Beasley in tow, Doc Rivers would have the luxury of experimenting with his guards in no shortage of different lineup combinations. Rivers could always have a defensive-minded guard on the floor alongside Lillard or Beasley, which could help shore up the team's perimeter efforts mightily.
Outside of his rookie season, Wright is currently playing the fewest minutes per game of his career, so it's reasonable to believe he could be bought out. If so, the Bucks should be all over him.