Predicting where Milwaukee Bucks' free agents will play in 2024-25

Who stays in Milwaukee? Who heads elsewhere?
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Malik Beasley - Orlando Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks are almost certainly going to lose Malik Beasley this off-season. From the start, he was viewed as a one-year rental, having inked a deal worth the minimum to showcase his talents under the bright spotlight with a contender. The Athletic's Kelly Iko (subscription required) says the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic are now all interested in the guard.

Of those three teams, the Orlando Magic might be the likeliest suitor. Not only are they set to have a bunch of spending money this off-season, but they have a dire need for more perimeter shooting on their roster. Beasley, who just shot a career best 41.3 percent from deep this past season, could help patch that hole on their roster, giving them an excellent complementary 3-point shooter.

Beasley could instantly be a crucial cog for the Magic, serving as a floor-spacer for Paolo Banchero, their franchise star. That's a role Beasley is quite familiar with, having done the same exact thing for Giannis Antetokounmpo this season and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers the year prior.

The Bucks will not be outbidding any teams for Beasley. To fill his shoes, they should give A.J. Green a promotion, given that he checks off a lot of the same boxes as Beasley in terms of what they produce. They were arguably the two best perimeter shooters on the team this season, and having Green at a fraction of the cost while still getting electric shooting could be a big win for the franchise.